It’s very simple to activate the Windows 11. The key is pre-programmed into the BIOS and does not require any input from the user. However, according to users, they will receive a Windows 11 activation error 0xc004f213 code. The license key is used to help the user confirm that the operating system is genuine and that it is not installed on a device that is not permitted by the Microsoft software license terms. Next we’ll show you how to fix Windows 11 activation error 0xc004f213.
Why activate Windows?
As you may have noticed, Windows activation message always appears in the bottom right corner of the screen when you’re running a Windows PC. If you don’t activate your Windows, there is no way to remove that Windows activation message.
You will see the same message whether you are using Windows 11 or Windows 10. Clicking on the message, you will be redirected to the Windows Activation panel in Windows Settings.
And without activating Windows 11, you can’t change any personalization options, such as wallpaper, themes, header colors, start menu colors, transparency, or options for your computer’s customization. Therefore, if you plan to use Windows 11 for a long time, it is recommended that you activate the operating system through a product key.
How to fix Windows 11 activation error code 0xc004f213?
1 Verify the license key
Unofficial license keys are not allowed. Microsoft has also struggled with unofficial license keys on the market for several years.
So, if you’re encountering Windows 11 activation error 0xc004f213, check to see if you purchased a Microsoft-certified license key, and type the key carefully before activating to avoid misspellings.
2 Check if the computer key is activated
Press Windows+S to open the search bar and type cmd, then right-click it and click Run as administrator.
In a command prompt window enter and run: slmgr /xpr. A new window shows that the machine is permanently activated or vice versa.
If the display is activated, then the 0xc004f213 error has been fixed, if the display is not activated, continue to step 4.
Right-click the Start icon and select Windows Terminal (Admin).
Enter and run the following command: wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey
Copy the key, then head to the activation section within the settings app and paste it there.
3 Check the internet connection
The other reason causing Windows 11 activation error 0xc004f213 can be due to a broken internet connection.
Click the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar to see if the network is connected.
Are free license keys safe?
Users can often find various low-cost genuine Windows product key sites on the Internet. Although these Windows keys look legitimate, they are not. Of course, Microsoft prices the Windows operating system differently in different countries.
But such sites are not a legitimate source to buy low-cost Windows 11 keys.
These cheap keys may expire at some point, so it is not safe to use them. We therefore recommend that you always purchase genuine Windows product keys from the Microsoft Store or one of its authorized partners.