1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I purchased an off lease pc that came with W7. It tooks days but I downloaded all required windows updates to get it up to date. I checked to ensure it was W7 Service Pack 1 so it would be ready for the W10 update (it was). I waited and finally the Get Windows 10 app appeared. I reserved a copy. It said my pc was ready for w10 upgrade and to schedule a date. I waited but finally scheduled a date for the W10 upgrade. The upgrade took a long time. I checked to see if my pc was activated and it was not. It had placed a new code in the key. I tried to put my w& code in there. No matter what I do it gives me error code OxC004C003. This code does not make sense or I would not have been able to download w7 updates and it would not have said my computer was ready. Please tell me how to solve this issue.
    09-09-2015 08:22 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    You tried to put a key in the computer after Windows 10 was installed? I would like to point out (on the offset that you didn't know) that Windows 10 keys are completely different from previous Windows operating systems. If you had a genuine, non-pirated copy of Windows 7, then a new Windows 10 key would have automatically been generated for you, and your computer activated.
    Now I can't remember 100%, but I believe there were some issues regarding activation. Computers said they weren't activated, but really they are. Please wait for a second opinion on this, as I, again, am not 100% certain.

    To put it shortly, your computer is activated and you do not need to put a key in as one was generated for you. I believe.
    09-09-2015 09:53 PM

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