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How To Fix Windows 10 Activation Error Code 0xC004f012


Sometimes Windows 10 users get to experience the Error Code 0xC004f012 which is related to Windows 10 Activation. Here are the methods that’ll help you fix the error.

Windows 10 Activation Error 0xC004f012

Windows 10 Activation Error Code 0xC004f012 pops up for a multple of reasons including corrupt license repositories. This error stops Windows users from activitating their OS despite having the legitimate key.

Such errors are common for Windows users. Error 0xC004f012 pops up when Windows users apply their Windows key for the first time. The following are the fixes for the error.

Fix #1

The first thing you need to try when facing the Error 0xC004f012, is scan for any corrupted system files. To do that, click on the search bar, type “CMD” and run it as an administrator. Type in the following command and press enter.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Once the scan is complete, type in the following command and press enter.

Sfc /scannow

Both of these scans will scan system files and if any of them are corrupted, they will be automatically repaired. After that, try activating your Windows and you won’t get the Activation Error Code 0xC004f012.

Fix #2

If the error is still persisting then it’s time to rebuild tokens which will allow your OS to activate without the error. Navigate to “C:\Windows\System32\SPP\Store\2.0 directory” and look for “tokens.dat”. Rename this file to “tokens.old”. Now open CMD as an administrator and type in the following command and press enter after typing each command.

net start sppsvc
cscript.exe slmgr.vbs /rilc

After that, restart your PC twice. Then go to Settings, then Activation and run the Activation Troubleshooter. This will fix the error and will allow you to activate Windows.

Fix #3

If the error is still bothering you then you try activating Windows using the Command Prompt. Run “CMD” as an administrator, type the following commands and press enter after each command.


Note: input the activation key in place of “product key” in the command above.


After that, your Windows will be activated without the Activation Error 0xC004f012 bothering you.

Fix #4

If none of the fixes mentioned above have worked for them you need to repair your system. Use Windows Media Creation Tool to download fresh Windows 10 files and repair your PC. Rest assured that your files and settings will remain unchanged.

That is all for our fixes for Windows 10 Activation Error 0xC004f012. If you are facing other Windows errors then check out our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and issues.

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David is a highly skilled technical writer with 5+ years of experience in providing fixes for video games and tech bugs. He is an expert in troubleshooting and has helped countless gamers overcome frustrating technical issues. In addition to providing bug fixes, David also specializes in writing technical reviews for video games. His expertise in the industry allows him to provide insightful commentary on gameplay mechanics, graphics, and other technical aspects that are crucial to a game's success.

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