How to Troubleshoot Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036


How to Troubleshoot Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036

Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036
Microsoft Windows is one of the popular Operating Systems running on the majority of Computers. It is very user-friendly and requires timely update released by Microsoft Corporation. Read the article to know how to Troubleshoot Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036. We have already troubleshooted several types of Windows Update related issues. Error Code 0XC0020036 is popularly known for Windows Activation Failed Error.

The Error 0XC0020036 strikes while upgrading earlier Windows OS version to newer Windows 10. There are many other reasons for initiating Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036. These are listed below: --

1.       Due to Corrupt Windows License Key
2.       Due to Corrupt System Files
3.       Irregular Windows 10 Update
4.       Incorrect License Product Key

The article will help you with several troubleshooting steps to counter the error. We have added step by step illustrations for a better understanding of users. Users are independent of choosing their own troubleshooting methods given below.

Procedures to Troubleshoot Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036

Solution 1: Installation of each Pending Updates

This method will help out on bad Windows update released on Nov 2018. You can fix it by updating Windows 10 built to version 1803 or above. Attempt the following ---

Step 1: Press Window key + R to open Run window. Then, type “ms-settings:windowsupdate” and press Enter. As a result, Windows Update Settings window will open.  
Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036

Step 2: When Windows Update Settings gets Opened, click on Check for updates button available. On the next Window, you will get list of pending updates. Finally follow the on-screen procedure to install each pending update. When pending updates are installed completely, go for activating the Windows License.
Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036

Solution 2: Re-entering the Activation Key/ Product Activation License

If you forget or missed the Windows Activation key then try to find Windows 10 product key through third party utility tool.

Step 1:  Click on the link available here >> https://neosmart.net/OemKey/ . Navigate below to Windows OEM Product Key Tool Links. Click on Download Now Button. Enter the Name and Email address of the user and press on Download.
Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036

Step 2: As a result, OEM Product key tool is downloaded. Double click on executable file and press Yes to continue. After few seconds, you will get the Activation Key on space provided on Windows 10 Product Key Tool. Copy the Activation Key found.
Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036

Step 3: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box. Type “ms-settings:activationand press Enter to open Activation Window.

Step 4: Once the Activation Windows is opened. Click on Add Product Key (Change Product Key) and Paste the Code copied earlier. 
Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036

Continue the process until completion. Restart the computer and check if problem is solved.

Solution 3: Applying System File Checker and DISM Scans

This solution is applicable when an error occurs due to System file Corruption. We need to repair System file through SFC and DISM. Applying SFC will scan and repair affected System Files. We suggest applying both SFC and DISM scans tools.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open Run dialog box. Type cmd to open the Command Prompt window. Type the code >>> sfc / scannow and press enter. Restart the computer to see the changes.
Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036

Step 2: Open the Command prompt window and type the code >>> DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image  /RestoreHealth and press enter. Restart the computer and see the changes.
Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036


Solution 4: Use Registry Editor and Change the Value of SPPSV Key

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box. Type “regedit” inside the text box and press Enter. As a result, Registry Editor Utility the window will open.

Step 2: Navigate to the following path >>> Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sppsvc.
Windows Activation Error Code 0XC0020036

Step 3: On the right side of the Window, double click on the Start option. On Edit DWORD Value, set the value data to 2 and Base to Hexadecimal. Finally, click on the OK button. Restart the PC and see the changes.

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