Windows 10 activation error 0xC004F050 solution

Windows 10 activation error 0xC004F050 solution

The most common reason behind windows 10 activation error 0xC004F050 is using a product key with the wrong edition or entering a product key that can't be used to activate Windows at all.

For example, using windows 10 Home product key to activate windows 10 Pro and here are the major windows 10 editions:

  1. Windows 10 Home.
  2. Windows 10 Pro.
  3. Windows 10 Enterprise.
  4. Windows 10 Education.
  5. N editions of Windows 10

You need to pay attention to the N editions of Windows 10 because they have different product key, for example Windows 10 Pro product key can't be used to activate Windows 10 Pro N.

You can check your windows edition using many ways and because we're talking about the activation, you can see your windows edition on the activation page (Start > Settings > Update & Security > Activation).

windows 10 activation setting

To note, the following error codes may appear for the same reason as 0xC004F050: