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Error code 0xC004F063

    Question

  • Hello,

     

    As I enter my product key, it won't recognise it and keeps giving me the same error code - 0xC004F063.  It reports that the software licensing service reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license.  I bought my ASUS computer new, but I have had problems with it and it has gone back to the shop a couple of times.

     

    This is really getting to me - I have vital information on the computer I need urgently and it will not let me access it, limited functionality only lets me get to a firefox browser and I am not online so this does nothing to help me. 

     

    Please help?

     

    Ben

    Monday, September 24, 2007 12:13 AM

Answers

  • Hello mcben,

     

      First off, lets get you access to your information stored on the computer. Using your Firefox browser, type into the address bar: c:\

      You should now see the C:\ directory on your computer. From there you should be able to navigateto any directory on the computer.

     

     

      As for the error " 0xC004F063.  It reports that the software licensing service reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license."  It sounds like you maybe had a Motherboard replaiced?

     

      Computers (sold by large companies like Dell, Asus, HP and others) that have Vista pre-installed are set up that Vista is tied to a license found in the Bios on the motherboard. If you have the motherboard changed out, the repacment must be the exact same motherboard as the old one and must be replaced by Asus. Any other motherboards would not have the correct Bios license and the Pre-installed version of Vista will not run.

     

      Wheather the motherboard was changed out or not, vista is not able to see the motherboard's Bios license  My suggestion would be to contact Asus support for further assistance.

     

     

    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager

     

     

     

    Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:03 PM

All replies

  • Hello mcben,

     

      First off, lets get you access to your information stored on the computer. Using your Firefox browser, type into the address bar: c:\

      You should now see the C:\ directory on your computer. From there you should be able to navigateto any directory on the computer.

     

     

      As for the error " 0xC004F063.  It reports that the software licensing service reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license."  It sounds like you maybe had a Motherboard replaiced?

     

      Computers (sold by large companies like Dell, Asus, HP and others) that have Vista pre-installed are set up that Vista is tied to a license found in the Bios on the motherboard. If you have the motherboard changed out, the repacment must be the exact same motherboard as the old one and must be replaced by Asus. Any other motherboards would not have the correct Bios license and the Pre-installed version of Vista will not run.

     

      Wheather the motherboard was changed out or not, vista is not able to see the motherboard's Bios license  My suggestion would be to contact Asus support for further assistance.

     

     

    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager

     

     

     

    Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:03 PM
  • I have the same error, but i installed Vista on a Mac Computer and it is au valid license, Vista workes and now I get this error message and i am in reduced fonctionnality mode. What's the problem with Apple BIOS ?

    PS : Excuse my english, I'm french.
    Friday, January 04, 2008 4:05 AM
  • i encounter the same code stated above and i have not changed the motherboard of this system at anytime.

    will re-installing vista on the machine resolve the issue?

    Sunday, January 27, 2008 4:05 PM
  • F*** this, never had problems with hacked activators. And I get the real thing on a laptop and it won't work. Screw Microsoft, f*** this sh!t, I am going to hack this b!tch. Seems to me it's the only way to get it to work. I know my BIOS version doesn't match, because it's refurbished laptop. Not going to waste my time phone the OEM. 
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:17 PM
  • well got one thing to say it's x-mas i opened my laptop and get this ____ ____! I want a solution not tommorow not with an hour i want one NOW.
    Microsoft it's the best example of ____. I have an valid cd key. My laptop is an FS amilio, i've used the cd-key and now this....
    It's a shame that microsoft has the monopoly in the IT industry hopefully one day that apple have more power than microsoft.
    I wish one thing for x-mas and that is that microsoft may closed there doors with all there workers.

    Merry x-mass

    Ow yeah, pleaze save your breath i won't come back.... I gonne look for some cracks and i'll will never buy something ligeal anymore.

    Thursday, December 24, 2009 7:32 PM
  • first of try making software that works, that would be a good starter don't you think. secondly i keep geting this error and i dont even have vista i am using windows 7 a legal copy i wasted £165 on where i could have downloaded a cracked working copy for nothing, it's no wonder so many people hate MS products. now that i have that out of my syustem would you please tell me how to get rid of this error so as i can have my computer back
    Saturday, April 17, 2010 3:48 PM