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Windows 8 Troubleshooting: Error Code 0xC004F074

October 23rd, 2012 5,483 views |Write a Comment

With more and more people update their computers to the new released Windows 8, they encounter various errors or problems on this new operating system. In my Windows 8 Troubleshooting series, I will share lots of useful solutions for errors on Windows 8. In this article, let’s see how to fix the error code 0xC004F074 simply when experiencing Windows 8.

Trouble Description:

Error Code: 0xC004F074

Situation: This error code may appear when you are trying to activate Windows 8. It indicates that the Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted.. Or, you get the “Windows cannot activate now” message, as showing in the following picture:

cannot activate Windows 8


Follow the steps below to fix the error code 0xC004F074 easily:

Step 1: Under Administrator mode, run the command prompt.

Step 2: Type in this command: slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx.xxxxx.xxxxx.xxxxx.xxxxx to pop up window as below:

fix windows 8 error 0xC004F074

Step 3: The following message will appear.

windows 8 troubleshooting: 0xC004F074


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