The error code 0xc004f074 often occurs during the activation of Windows and Office. It is such a common thing when you had the old versions of Windows such as Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 that was KMS activated before upgrading to Windows 10. The error message indicates that the operating system cannot connect to the activation service. Aside from that, this error can also occur when you are trying to activate the Microsoft Office 2016 volumes.
If you face such this horrible error, you do not need to be worried no more because in this page you will be given the solutions to get rid this error code 0xc004f74. There are several methods that you can try. Just do the first one and then jump to another if the first one does not work.
The first method is using the activation key. To use the activation key, the first thing you have to do is to uninstall the current key before loading the new one. then, open the Command Prompt as the admin and run the command “slmgr.vbs / dlv”. Please do this one before you uninstall the current key. The next thing you have to do is to enter “slmgr.vbs /upk” in ordr to remove the current KMS key. Please use “slmgr.vbs /ipk ” to apply the new key when the initial key is deleted. After that, you have to go to settings and click on the update and security option. Then, click on activation and a new window will inform you that the Windows 10 has already been activated.
The second one is using the Command Prompt. To do this method, you have to open the RUN window by pressing Windows key and R. When it opens, please type “slmgr.vbs –ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-(product key)”, and press enter. Then, type “slmgr.vbs –ato” before pressing the enter button. In case the error keeps showing up, please go back to the Command Prompt and type Slui 3. In the next step, you are able to put the product key in the pop up window. Just press the activate button and then open the Command Prompt again. After that, you have to elevate it to the administrator level by right clicking and select the administrator option. Please input “sfc/scannow” in the window before pressing the enter. When all of them done, please restart the computer. After that, you are able to activate the copy of the Windows. In this chance, it should be successful.
The third one is installing the license pack. This one is the easiest one. In this case, you can just download the Microsoft Office 2016 Volume License Pack (16.0.4324.1002). if this method and the two methods before do not work, then, you can try the last alternative.
The last method to fix MS Office Windows Activation error code 0xc004f074 is updating. As a note, make sure that the system time on both the KMS host and client is similar. First, you have to try to ping the license/kms server.