WindowsÂ 7 activation error: 0xC004F061
If you receive error “0xC004F061″ when trying to activateÂ WindowsÂ 7, it means you’re using a product key for an upgrade version ofÂ WindowsÂ 7 and a previous version ofWindows wasn’t on your computer whenÂ WindowsÂ 7 was installed. To install an upgrade version ofÂ WindowsÂ 7,Â WindowsÂ Vista orÂ WindowsÂ XP must be installed on your computer. If you formatted the drive before starting the installation process, you won’t be able to use the upgrade product key to activateÂ WindowsÂ 7. To activateÂ WindowsÂ 7, you’ll need to install your previous version ofÂ Windows, and then reinstallÂ WindowsÂ 7. For help with the activation process, go to theÂ Microsoft Support website.