How to fix Windows 10 Activation Error Code 0xC004F074

Windows is one of the most widely used operating systems in the entire world. As the alternatives to Windows, we have got Mac and Linux based systems. However, Linux is not considered to be very user-friendly and Mac puts lots of load on your pocket.

So, basically, we are left only with Windows that not only provides all we need and fits into our budget as well. This Microsoft backed operating system is available for PCs as well as mobiles. However, it has not been able to compete well with mobile operating systems like Android and iOS.

Windows operating system usually provides a decent user experience. However, there are instances when you face some issues, especially while updating or activating the Windows on your desktops or laptops. Earlier also we had talked about a few Windows-specific issues such as The Remote Procedure Call Failed Error, Windows 10 Freezes Randomly, and a lot more.

We have managed to provide some excellent solutions to these problems. This time also we have come up with one such issue that a lot of Windows users face while activating their Windows operating system on their desktops or laptops. This issue is the Windows Error Code 0xc004f074.

What Is Windows Error Code 0xc004f074

When you put in the 25 digit product key to activate your Windows operating system, you may encounter the 0xc004f074. This will not allow you to activate the Windows anymore. Now you are stuck and you have no idea how to proceed further. But there is no reason for you to worry because we are here to rescue. In this article,

we will be providing a lot of methods to fix Windows Error Code 0xc004f074. All you need to do is to follow the instructions carefully and by the end of this article. So, let us not waste anytime further and start implementing the methods to fix.

How To Fix Windows Error Code 0xc004f074

In this section, you will get all you need to fix Windows Error Code 0xc004f074. Please make sure you follow the steps very carefully. If you have any doubts or need more assistance, feel free to drop your query or concern in this comment section below this post. Now, let us get started.

Method 1: Use System File Checker to Repair System Files

Windows-based machines contain a lot of system files and dll files for the proper functioning of the machine. These files are also used while updating or activating the Windows OS. However, there are high chances that these files in your systems are have been damaged. For proper functioning, you need to have the correct and latest system files on your system.

Windows operating system comes with an inbuilt command, called SFC (System File Checker). This command helps you repair the outdated and damaged system files and dll files. This command basically scans your entire system and checks for any suspicious system file or dll file. If it finds any,

it replaces that with the correct one. We have prepared a very simple guide to use this sfc command to help you fix Windows Error Code 0xc004f074.

Simply follow the steps mentioned in this guide and you should be good to go.

However, please note that this method is very generic and it is used to resolve a lot of Windows-specific issues. If this method is not able to resolve Windows Error Code 0xc004f074, you must try the next methods as well.

Method 2: Use slmgr.vbs Command

Windows operating system also has one more inbuilt command called slmgr.vbs that can fix Windows Error Code 0xc004f074. Simply follow the steps given below to use slmgr.vbs command to fix Windows Error Code 0xc004f074.

  • Click on the Search Panel and type Command Prompt.
  • Right-click on the Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator. 
  • Just type the following command in the command prompt windows you opened in the previous step.


  • Please make sure you replace the XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX with the 25 digit product key.
  • Once you have typed this command, hit the Enter Key.
  • Wait for this to complete processing and then restart your system, Now try to activate the Windows, and this time you should be able to activate it without facing any glitches.

Method 3: Use slui 3 Command

This is the last method of this post. This method will resolve Windows Error Code 0xc004f074 for sure. So just keep calm and follow the steps we have listed below.

  • Press Windows Key + R to open the Run Panel.
  • Now type slui 3 in the textbox of the Run Panel and hit Enter key. Please note that there is a space between slui and 3 (slui 3).
  • This will open a window asking you to enter the 25 digit product key. Just enter that and click on Next button.
  • Now click on the Activate button.
  • Reboot your system and you are done.

So, these were the few methods to fix Windows Error Code 0xc004f074. Hope you liked this article on How to fix Windows Error Code 0xc004f074 and you were able to resolve this issue with the help of the methods we have listed below. However, if you are still stuck and need some more help, feel free to drop your question in the comment section below. You can also directly reach out to us through our Contact Us page. We will try to resolve your query at the earliest.