Windows activation fails
So, I received my PicoPC a little while ago, and finally started it. Windows (10 Pro) seems to install without a problem, but when I try to activate it, I get the following:
"Windows reported that the hardware of your device has changed. Error code: 0xC004F211"
I have checked several guides, but to no avail. The built-in troubleshooter says it can't find anything wrong, and tells me to go to the Windows Store to by a license (for about 2 times the amount I paid for the PicoPC, so that won't happen). So is there a way to find my product-key, so I can do a fresh install, or some other way of fixing this?
Hi, same problem here. The Windows 10 activation code is missing.
I saw in another thread here on the forum that it's supposed to be a small sticker or something (?), possibly loose inside the packaging (!).
I definitely did not receive any piece of paper with the activation code. It's so frustrating.
My package was quite torn up when i received it, so it might have fallen out (if it was a small piece of paper), but in any case it wasn’t present
@yanus3d I had an automated reply email that said they're so busy with shipping, that it will take up to 6 days before I can expect a reply.
I suspect they started shipping on a massive scale Panteras after troubles with pandemia (they had at least two lockdowns in this region in the last year)...maybe that's why. But I just guess.
Here, is how should look manual.
Btw, there is Panter standing on my Work Station (Dual Xeon+Ampere 3090) 😎
If you purchased the windows key, then it was taped onto the "X" sticker. Only the earliest shipments had manuals. We ran out and we'll use these forums for support. If you didn't purchase the license, then email us at email@example.com and we will send you a purchase link. You can also order Win10 pro license on other stores online.
Make sure not to do the Window 11 upgrade when prompted AND back up / clone your SSD drive.
just a quick update on my situation - for those of you also without an activation code.
Vicky answered my emails (within 2 days!) and cleared up all my questions very efficiently.
It appears that I had not spotted (when placing original order) that you need to purchase a license key *separately*. That's the mystery why I didn't receive an activation code! 😃
i purchased and received the code on a sticker in the box but get the error mentioned about a change in hardware. How do I proceed.