N/APosted on - 09/19/2018
I updated my Windows to the latest version, and I found out while performing some personal settings that my Windows is not activated. For activating it, I need an activation key, and I did not have it with me. So, I panicked, and I used third-party software to find out the key. It did give me the key to my Windows, but when I entered it, it showed me error code 0x80041023. Kindly help me with this issue. Thank you.
Activation Error Code 0x80041023 Resolved!
Hi, do not worry. You can try this option:
- Open Command Prompt (admin). You can do so by pressing the Windows logo key and X key together.
- Type this in Command Prompt: wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
- Hit the Enter key.
- You will get the product key of your Windows. You can note this down and enter it.
- Now, go to Start. Hover over Settings and choose Update and security. Then, go to Activation and click on Change the Product key. Click on Next to activate your Windows.
I hope the above easy method solved your issue. If it did not help, you might have to reset your computer and all your data will be lost. Hence, prepare a back-up before doing so.