If you have installed or updated Windows and you are facing activation error 0xC004F211, it means that the hardware has changed on your Windows 10 computer. You might have recently updated or removed old hardware. Thus, Windows cannot determine if the key is in use on the new computer or if it is the same. This guide will teach you how to fix Windows activation error 0xC004F211. The installed procedure can also be used to troubleshoot error 0xC004F213.

Windows reported that your device’s hardware has changed, 0xC004F211

Windows reported that product key 0xC004F213 was not found on your device

Even if your Windows 10 has a real key, it cannot be activated. First, run the Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter. If that doesn’t fix the problem, let’s see how to fix this Windows 10 activation error.

While minor hardware changes won’t cause activation issues, if you’ve made any major hardware changes, such as replacing the motherboard, that’s a problem. Windows activation system treats this as new hardware and you will need a new license.

Enter your product key again

Re-entering the Windows key may update the license information and resolve the issue.

Use a shared key

Error 0xc004f213 can appear after upgrading to Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise is installed on your computer instead of Pro Edition. This is a known bug.

Activate Windows by issuing the command

In this process, you can try to activate Windows using the command. Here are the steps:

Restore activation token

It is very important to restore the activation token file and try again. Here are the steps: