How to Fix 0xC004f074 Error in Windows 10

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Fix 0xC004f074 error in Windows 10. Usually, when you upgrade your system to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8, the 0xC004f074 error code might be prompted up. This error code hampers you to from activating your Windows. If you are getting this error there might be some reasons behind this, the primary reason could be KMS (Key Management Service) couldn’t be contacted during activation.

Another reason that can lead to generating this error might be you have downloaded or trying to install a pirated/illegal version of windows. Upgrading Windows from compromised and unauthorized sites can be so dangerous and can damage your system permanently, we recommend you download the software from the authorized sites.

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The 0xC004f074 error code is a well-known issue that is triggered while you are failed to upgrade your system to Windows 10. This error code emerged right-after the launch of Windows 10 in 2015, and Microsoft immediately releases the patch to fix the 0xC004f074 error in Windows 10.

The 0xC004f074 error keeps reappearing since 2015 with each Windows update, I can guess that you have been fall for same error that is the reason you are here reading this article How to Fix 0xC004f074 Error in Windows 10, do not worry, follow the below-mentioned methods and resolve your issue regarding 0xC004f074 error.

Fix 0xC004f074 Error in Windows 10

Method 1- Change the Key Using Activation wizard

To change the key using activation wizard and to fix 0xC004f074 error in Windows 10, follow the given steps

  • Press Win+R simultaneously.
  • Type slui 4 and Enter.
  • Press Win+S, it will open Settings.
  • Navigate to Update & security and then click Activation.
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  • If your PC isn’t activated, so you will find a method saying Activate by Phone.
  • Now, after this, start the Product Activation Wizard.
  • Open the menu and click on Settings.
  • Navigate to Change PC Settings and press Activate Windows.
  • Press one suitable option like Activate, Activate by phone, or contact customer support for help.
  • Follow, all the on-screen instructions, and choose Activate by phone option.
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Method 2- Using SFC (System File Checker)

Take benefit from System File Checker it may help you to resolve and fix 0xC004f074 error. To do so, follow the following steps

  • Press Win+X, and go to Command Prompt
  • Here, type sfc/scannow and hit Enter, it will start System File Checker.
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  • This process may be a bit longer, so wait until it gets finished.
  • Once the process is completed reboot the system, the 0xC004f074 error might be fixed, and if it persists try to follow other listed methods.

Methods 3- Try re-installing KMS Key

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This method will be only for those who already have an activation key or KMSpico key. If you have an activation key so you can try this method to fix 0xC004f074 error in Windows 10. To do so, follow the following steps

  • First, uninstall the existing key and apply for a new key. To do so, follow the given steps
    • Go to Start, type Command Prompt.
    • Right-click on it and navigate to Run as Administrator.
    • Now, type slmgr.vbs /upk, and hit Enter key. [It will uninstall the existing activation key]
  • Now, type slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx, and hit Enter key. [Replace the x with the product key number]
  • Now type slmgr.vbs –ato, and hit Enter key.
  • Restart your system, and check whether the 0xC004f074 error is fixed or not.

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Method 4- Try Updating Date and Time

This method might seem awkward, but sometime 0xC004f074 error prompts due to outdated Date and Time. This is because it can create a conflict between KMS host and client, so it leads to generate 0xC004f074 error. Make sure your system’s Date and Time are up-to-date and synchronized with the host’s Date and Time. To do so, follow the given instructions

  • Open Start menu, search Command Prompt.
  • Right-click on it and navigate to Run as Administrator.
  • Now, type w32tm /resync, and hit the Enter key.

So here are some methods you can use to fix 0xC004f074 error in Windows 10. If still, the problem persists you should seek help from  Windows Feedback Hub to file a bug. If you know other methods that are missing from this list, let us know in the comment section.

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