Fix activation error ‘0xC004C003′ ‘0xC004E002′ for Windows 7, Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

This article may interest you, if when you try to activate Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2 and you receive one of the following error messages:

0xC004C003: The activation server determined that the specified product key has been blocked.
0xC004E002: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license store contains inconsistent data.

This issue occurs because the incorrect permissions are set on the Tokens.dat file or this file is corrupted.

To resolve this issue, two methods are available and to be tried in order;
Method 1: Set the correct permissions to the Tokens.dat file
Method 2: Rename the Tokens.dat file

Visit Microsoft KB978305, for detailed steps on the methods.

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