When you launch MS Office product, it will ask you to register the product and While activating MS Office 2010/2013/2016 or 2019, you might get following error message:
In this article, I will explain why this activation error appears and how can you easily fix it.
There are various reasons that can cause such office activation error. In order to remove this problem, you need to follow the fixing techniques carefully. If you have not much time to do it manually, then you can opt for method 1 to fix this problem automatically.
Method 1: Fix using Outbyte PC Repair Tool
Error 0xC004F074 is mostly caused when the source file is corrupted, missing DLL files and other system files, invalid or corrupted registry entries, outdated system software, drivers and operating system, etc. If your PC has recovered from the serious virus or malware attack then there might be a chance to get the same error. Outbyte PC Repair Tool is all-in-one repair tool for Windows PC that takes care of all PC problems and fixes them using a single button.
Method 2: Fix Date and Time issues
Mostly this activation error 0xC004F074 occurs when your PC’s date and time is not correct. Go to the following setting and sync date and time with the current time zone.
Method 3: Reset TCP/IP and Flush DNS
Resetting TCP/IP and flushing DNS may fix this problem permanently. Here is the guide to reset tcp/ip and flush dns.
netsh int ip reset
Method 4: Disable and Re-enable DNS host
If the above method doesn’t work well then you can disable DNS and then re-enable using Registry Editor. Make sure to make Registry Backup before proceeding following method.
In this article, I have tried to tell you the most possible ways to fix MS Office Activation Error 0xc004f074 in Windows 7/8/10. This method works on almost all the MS Office Version like Office 2010/2013/2016/2019 and Office 365.