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Windows 8.1 Activation issue error code 0xC004E028

ArthurZ_1988 asked on

* Original Title: For activation, what does this error code 0xC004E028 mean? Thanks


Recently I used the DVD I bought from Microsoft to do a clean win8.1 install on one of my laptop which has oem win8.1 previously. After login I found in the event viewer there is an error:license activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code: hr=0xC004E028。

Please help me, what does this mean? I tried to search online and found nothing useful. Will this error code be a matter?

Thank you!

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RizwanPasha replied on
Hi Arthurz,
1. What is the complete error message that you get when you try to activate Windows.
2. What is the Make and Model of the computer? 
I would first suggest you to try to phone activation and check if you are able to activate Windows.

Click on to the below links and check if it helps:
Further, you may contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center by telephone to activate manually: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929/en-us
Hope this information helps, please reply with the status of the issue for further assistance.
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