How to resolve Windows 7 activation error code 0xC004F061

This article may interest you, If you receive error “0xC004F061” when activating your copy of Windows 7.

This error occurs when using a product key for an upgrade version of Windows 7 where an earlier version of Windows wasn’t on your computer when Windows 7 was installed.

To install an upgrade version of Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP must be installed on your computer.

If you formatted the drive before starting the installation process, you won’t be able to use the upgrade product key to activate Windows 7. To activate Windows 7 (click here for the activation process), you’ll need to install your previous version of Windows, and then reinstall Windows 7.

Microsoft recommends that you install Windows 7 with your current version of Windows running. If you want to format the hard drive, and you are using an upgrade version of Windows 7, you’ll need to start your computer using the Windows 7 upgrade DVD, click Custom (advanced), and then click Drive options (advanced).

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