How to Troubleshoot Error 0xc004f213 in Windows 10

Sometimes you may encounter a Windows activation error 0XC004F213, which indicates that your Windows 11 OS, as well as Windows 10, is not activated. The error reads, “Windows reports that no product key was found on your device. Error code: 0XC004F213.” This error can also occur when using a real product key or when using a pre-installed operating system.

What causes error 0xc004f213 in Windows 10?

This error in your Windows 10 indicates that the system could not find the product key on your computer. Microsoft explained that this error occurs most often after replacing the motherboard.

This is because after you install Windows 10 on your computer, the license key is automatically associated with the motherboard. If you replace it, you will have to reactivate the license.

This error can also occur when you upgrade your system to Windows 10 Pro. There are several solutions to this problem. You can find them below.

How to eliminate error 0xc004f213 in Windows 10?

Launch the activation troubleshooter

  1. Open Settings -> Update and security.
  2. Select Activation from the left-hand menu.
  3. Below the error message, you should see several links that you can click. Select Troubleshooting.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen and apply the suggested fixes.

Install all available Windows updates

  1. Right-click on Start and select Settings.
  2. Go to the Update and Security section.
  3. Here, select the Check for updates option and wait.
  4. Select the option to install all available updates, including cumulative updates, security updates, and additional updates.
  5. Then reboot your system.

Activating Windows with local phone support

  1. Have your Windows product key ready.
  2. Press Win + R, type Slui 4, and press Enter.
  3. Select your country and press Next.
  4. You will receive a local phone number, dial it.
  5. Follow the instructions given to you.

Use the built-in command at the command line to verify the key

  1. Type cmd in Windows search.
  2. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  3. If User Account Control appears, click Yes.
  4. With the command line open, copy and paste the following command:
    slmgr /xpr.
  5. Press the Enter key.
  6. If the key is available, go to Settings -> Updates and Security -> Activation -> Change Product Key and enter it there.

Frequently Asked Questions

This error means that Windows reported that no product key was found on your device.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Then select Update and security.
  3. Click on Activation.
  4. Select the Change product key.
  5. Enter the key you used before and see if the new validation solves the problem.

  1. Open Settings -> Update and Security.
  2. Select Activation from the left menu.
  3. Below the error message, you should see several links that you can click.
  4. Select Troubleshooting.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen and apply the suggested fixes.