activation of windows 11 pro with product key doesn't work

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  1. TinoD2

    TinoD2

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    Hello,
    I am using Parallels Desktop Pro Edition on a MacBook Pro with M1 Pro. When activating Windows with a new product key for Windows 11 pro on Parallels desktop, I get the following error message: "The product key you entered didn't work. Check the product key and try again, or enter a different one. (xc004f050)". An attempt to activate windows via cmd did not work either.
    Does anyone have similar problems with activation? Does Parallels desktop have problems activating windows with a product key? I am grateful for any advice.
     
  2. DavidA74

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    the error code : 0xc004f050 mean that you are using a mismatch key, you're maybe have installed windows 11 Pro N and you try to activate with windows 11 pro key, it won't work, just try to get the right key for the right edition.
    if you need a windows 11 pro key you may try Sftkey, just google it, they can help you to get a legit windows 11 Pro key
     
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  3. Avinash Bundhoo

    Avinash Bundhoo Staff Member

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    Hello,

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    To activate the Windows license on your virtual machine, you can try the steps below:

    1. Open Windows Settings > System > Activation.
    2. Click "Troubleshoot".
    3. Click "I changed hardware on this device recently" on the dialog
    4. Sign in to your Microsoft account. Press Enter when prompted for the existing Windows password.
    5. Check the option "This is the device I'm using right now" and click "Activate".
    6. Windows is activated now.

    For more information, you can go to the link https://kb.parallels.com/114051

    If this does not help, and since Parallels does not manage Windows licenses, we strongly advise you to reach out to Microsoft support again. They should be able to help to activate the license on the new machine
     
  4. BilalI2

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    If you're encountering issues activating Windows 11 Pro using a product key, it can be frustrating but there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot and resolve the problem: teer dream number khanapara

    1. **Verify Product Key:**
    Double-check the product key you are using to ensure it is correct and matches the version of Windows 11 Pro you are trying to activate. Ensure there are no typos or mistakes in entering the key.

    2. **Internet Connection:**
    Ensure that your computer has a stable internet connection. Windows activation typically requires an internet connection to validate the product key with Microsoft's servers.

    3. **Use the Activation Troubleshooter:**
    Windows includes a built-in Activation Troubleshooter that can help diagnose and resolve activation issues. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation, then click on "Troubleshoot" under the Activation section. Follow the prompts to troubleshoot activation problems.

    4. **Phone Activation:**
    If online activation fails, you can try activating Windows 11 Pro over the phone. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation, then click on "Change product key" and select "I don't have a product key". Follow the prompts to initiate phone activation.

    5. **Check for Updates:**
    Ensure that your Windows 11 Pro installation is up-to-date by checking for and installing any available updates. Sometimes, updates can resolve activation issues.

    6. **Contact Microsoft Support:**
    If you've tried the above steps and still cannot activate Windows 11 Pro, it's advisable to contact Microsoft Support for further assistance. They can help troubleshoot specific activation issues related to your system and product key.

    By following these steps, you should be able to troubleshoot and resolve activation issues with Windows 11 Pro using a product key.
     
  5. DavidA74

    DavidA74 Bit poster

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    the error code : 0xc004f050 mean that you are using a mismatch key, you're maybe have installed windows 11 Pro N and you try to activate with windows 11 pro key, it won't work, just try to get the right key for the right edition.
    if you need a windows 11 pro key you may try Sftkey, just google it, they can help you to get a legit windows 11 Pro key
     
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  6. jad1

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