How to quickly fix Windows 11 (0xC004F050) error code

Categories: WindowsPublished On: November 7th, 2021Last Updated: August 22nd, 2022
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How to fix windows 11 (0xc004f050) error code

In this post we will show you how to quickly fix the Windows 11 (0xC004F050) error code.

The Windows 11 (0xC004F050) error code simply means the edition of a Windows 11 key does not match the edition of Windows 11 that is installed on your PC and it cannot be used to activate it.

Check your Windows 11 edition

Windows 11 activation

In the Windows Search Bar type in “Activation Settings”, hit enter to open the Activation window.

Your installed edition is shown at the top of the window (highlighted in red).

If the installed Windows 11 edition does not match the edition of your Windows 11 key, this is what is causing the (0xC004F050) error code.

Do a fresh Windows 11 install

One solution is to do a fresh Windows 11 install.

This makes sure the Windows edition installed matches the key you have as you will use the key during the installation process.

Buy a matching Windows 11 product key

Another solution is to purchase a genuine Windows 11 product key that matches the Windows 11 edition you already have installed on your PC.

Windows 11 Home key

Windows 11 Pro key

Windows 11 Pro for Workstations key

Windows 11 Enterprise key