This problem generally occurs when windows activation file got damaged or deleted from the original location. When third party software interrupts between the installation and activation of the file you may receive error code 0x80004005 in windows. This windows error code found on every version of windows from windows XP, vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and in windows 10 for mainly same errors.
If you are not able to activate windows by following procedure given on the card read our blog tips for troubleshooting windows 10 activation errors. But if you want to know the steps to fix windows error code 0x80004005 follow the methods below and perform step by step execution of the methods to fix various windows related error.
Steps to Fix Windows 10 Error Code 0x80004005:
METHOD1: REINSTALL IN-PLACE UPDATE
Step1: Open windows and insert CD/ DVD or bootable device.
Step2: Verify that you are going to use or using a valid product key.
Step3: Search for windows in-place update you are going to install.
Step4: If found start installing and after installing check that windows activation file has been updated.
METHOD2: RUN RECOVERY MODE
Step1: Insert DVD/CD or Bootable USB drive and restart the computer.
Step2: Press any key in boot window for XP, F8 for vista and windows 7, Shift restart in windows 8 and 10.
Step3: In windows XP press R to start recovery console, and select recovery for other versions.
Step4: Make sure C:\windows\system32 where c is the drive containing windows files if any other replace c with the same letter.
Step5: Rename all the files listed below by entering following command REN File_Name.extension File_Name.old and pressing enter for all three files.
Step6: Open oobe folder and repeat step5 for below listed files.
Step7: Type cd i386 and press enter.
Step8: Type below commands and hit enter after every command.
- Expand licwmi.dl_ C:\WINDOWS\System32
- Expand regwizc.dl_ C:\WINDOWS\System32
- Expand licdll.dl_ C:\WINDOWS\System32
- Expand wpabaln.ex_ C:\WINDOWS\System32
- Expand wpa.db_ C:\WINDOWS\System32
- Expand actshell.ht_ C:\WINDOWS\System32
- Copy pidgen.dll C:\WINDOWS\System32
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However if these steps are not sufficient to fix windows error code 0x80004005 and need help online can contact windows support technicians. Get connected to certified professionals to fix errors related to error codes on any version of windows. Dial toll free number to get in touch with windows customer support number to deal with various issues in windows.