How to Fix Error 0xC004F074

The activation abruptly interrupts followed by Windows error 0xC004F074. Here’s we provide guidelines to to perform activation through command-line arguments, set up accurate timezone and perform activation via phone.

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Alternative manual troubleshooting steps are given below:

Change Activation Settings

Fire up CMD tool and change system settings as shown below:

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Contact Microsoft Support Team and obtain your Multiple Activation Key (MAK) for the purpose of volume licensing your product.

2. Press Windows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin).

3. In the Command Prompt window that opens, type following commands:


4. After successful completion, type EXIT and press ENTER.

5. Restart your computer for the changes to take effects.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories.

2. Right click Command Prompt; select Run as administrator.

3. Refer Steps # 3-5 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Match Computer’s Time Zone with System Time/ Activation Server

Activation server fails to validate correct time zone as your computer’s time zone settings are not properly configured.

For Windows 10:

1. Right click Date-Time area on far right corner of your Taskbar.

2. Select Adjust Date/ Time.


3. Click Date and Time tab.

4. In the drop down box that appears, select a valid time zone. Make sure your computer’s time zone matches with that of activation server or the system time.


5. Exit the screen.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

1. Refer Steps # 1-3 under Windows 10 section.

2. Click the button named “Change time zone”.

3. Set appropriate time zone, and then click OK | OK.

For Windows 7:

1. Click Start, select Control Panel.

2. Click Clock, Language, and Region | Date and Time.

3. Refer Steps # 2-3 under Windows 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

For Windows Vista:

1. Click Start; type “Date and Time”

2. Open the keyword from Search Results.

3. Refer Steps # 2-3 under Windows 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Perform Phone Activation

You may also perform phone activation with Slui 4 tool.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

1. Press Windows Key + R.

2. Type “Slui 4” in the new dialog that opens.

3. Click OK.

4. You’ll be prompted to enter Product Key. Type your product key and then click the button named Activate.

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