How to Fix Windows Activation Error 0xC004F212

You may download a copy of a Windows 10 to install on your computer through the official Microsoft site. When trying to activate you receive the Activation Error 0xC004F212. If you receive this error then the version of windows and the license key does not match with the version you have installed.

In other words, this edition of Windows will not work with the product key you have entered.

How to Fix Windows Activation Error 0xC004F212

Every edition of windows has many matching license keys. The activation key may work for one version of Windows but not the other.

Windows comes in many editions such as:

  • Home
  • Professional
  • Enterprise

If you install the wrong edition of Windows 10, say for example, you install Windows 10 Pro but you have a Windows 10 home key, then the installation will fail.

In this article, we will show you how to fix the Windows Activation Error 0xC004F212.

You can check with the site or store that you have bought the key from. This should be your first step, if you believe your key is genuine then you should get in touch with Microsoft Support. You should get a refund from the store you purchased the key from.

Step 1: Navigate to Windows Settings -> Update & Security -> Activation and choose Troublshoot to run the Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter

Step 2: Follow the prompts on the Windows 10 Activaton Troubleshooter. If your version is not correct it will show you how to install the correct version.

Step 3: If the troubleshooter fails, contact Microsoft Support, and ask them to change the product key


Now you have solved the Windows Activation Error 0xC004F212 . If you have any issues, please comment below and we will try and help

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