Microsoft Office Activation Fails with Error 0xc004c032

Microsoft Office activation fails with error code 0xc004c032. People waste hours speaking to multiple support executive transferring calls from one person to another. Verify whether you’ve selected correct time zone, run a CScript in Command Prompt with administrative privileges and configure the Registry settings.

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Verify Time Zone Settings

It is important to set correct time zone at the time of Windows installation. Windows error 0xc004c032 appears due to incorrectly set up timezone settings.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X, select Control Panel.

2. Click Clock, Language and Region icon.


3. Click “Change the time zone” link under “Date and Time” category.


4. You’ve a new dialog on your screen.

5. Click “Change time zone” button under Date and Time tab.


6. Select the correct time zone depending on your area of residence.


7. Click OK | Apply | OK.

For Windows 7:

1. Click Start; select Control Panel.

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

3. Refer Steps # 5-7 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

For Windows Vista:

1. Click Start; type “Date and Time”

2. Press ENTER.

3. Refer Steps # 5-7 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Run a CScript with CMD

We have come out with below steps to run CScript with the help of Command Prompt.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

  1. Press Windows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. This opens up Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
  3. Type the following command:


  1. Press ENTER.
  2. After successfully completion, please restart your PC.

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.

Configure Activation Registry Settings

There are lower and upper filters in the Registry. Set correct value to the latter.


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

  1. Press Windows Key + R keys simultaneously.
  2. Type “RegEdit” in the new dialog that opens, click OK.
  3. This opens up Registry Editor tool in Microsoft Windows.
  4. Locate following sub key:
  1. Double click a string named “UpperFilters”
  2. Replace the existing string value with “PartMgr” and click OK.
  3. Quit Registry Editor tool and restart your PC for the changes to take effects.

Remember, you can alternatively run following command with Command Prompt:

  1. Open up Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Type following command:


  1. Press ENTER and then exit & restart your PC.

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