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    Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    I am trying to activate my Windows 8 with the 25 digit product key but whenever I do that I get the error message as Error Code: 0xC004F074 and with the description which says “The software licensing service reported that the product could not be activate.. and so on. Why this is happening? Is there any fix for this problem? Please help?

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    Support Array
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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    This is not quite a common problem but still many are facing this issue with the new Windows 8 OS and yes there is a workaround to fix this problem. Just follow the below given steps to fix it,

    STEP 1: Go to the run command by pressing Windows key + R and type “cmd”
    STEP 2: Now in the command prompt type “slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-(25 digit product key) and press Enter.
    STEP 3: Now after that process again type slmgr.vbs -ato and Enter.
    STEP 4: If you still get the error then open the cmd again and type “Slui 3” and enter your 25 digit product key in the popped out Window.
    STEP 5: Click Activate. And open the cmd in Administrator mode (right click cmd -> Run as Administrator) and run the command as “sfc /scannow” -> Press Enter.
    STEP 5: Restart your computer and activate the Windows 8 again which will work perfectly.

    If you are still facing issues with Activating the Windows 8 then feel free to drop your query here.

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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    hii dear
    If you are geeting this error message like this
    your copy of windows has alredy been activated by your computer manufacturer

    1.jpg
    when windows isn't activated it nags you with the message shown
    MICROSOFT copy protection scheme requires every person to activate his are her own windows 8 copy when activated your copy of windows 8 is linked to your paricular computer so that you cant install in onto another computer including a tablet are pc

    In order to solve this issue choose the link called learn more about why youre seeing this issue in the box above
    you may have been sold a counterfeit verson of windows
    look for the phone number where you can call microsoft to discuss the issue
    hope your ploblem get solved

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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    Well well there are so many ways to install windows copy!

    Some of those are,

    1:With product key

    2:Online activation

    Solution,

    1:You can activate your copy by entering the product key either in cmd or in windows activation window

    Activating online instead of with key is more easy in terms of time

    2:To activate your copy of windows got start,

    2.2:Type windows activation

    2.3:In that window, click on, Activate windows button

    2.4:After that it will take some amount of net access and will activate your windows copy

    That's it over!

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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    hello guest !!

    from your problem,it is clearified by you is,that you are using pirated version of windows due to which you are getting these errors frequently.
    and you will keep on getting the error until you use the geunine copy of operating system.
    and you are not having any option other than this.
    because i too tried 100s of time but till today i am not able to activate my windows.
    Pushp Singh

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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    Hello Friend,

    Follow Some Steps For Resolving That Problem :

    >> Open The RUN (Windows Key + R )
    >> And Type Following "Slui 3"
    >> Enter Product key
    >> Click Activate

    I Hope That Info Is Usefully

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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    Hi it seems that your product key is invalid or has already been activated or microsoft licesing sever is temporarily down or you are activating a different version of key on a different version of the windowsFollow these steps1. Make sure what version of key you have for example home premium, home basic, prn etc.2. Install windows according to version of windows you have3. Goto control panel and launch windows update4. Click change produc key5. Enter your 25 digit product key6. Click ok7. Activation will ask to connect to internet8. Continue the activation9. If activation fails contact microsoft contact centre

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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    Hello My dear Dude


    Kindly follow the below Instructions

    First of all go to the Control panel

    After that go to the " System And Security "Then go to

    the "System" option

    You need to click on the "Windows Activation"

    That is it


    ALL THE GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    hey ..

    The Fix for windows 8 activation problem with error code :

    First of all Right click on My computer

    and select Properties

    and select Activate now

    make sure that your internet connection is enabled .

    you can also enter the key offline also

    if the key is available with you .


    you can get the key from the official site of the Microsoft .


    Thank you..



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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    Dear..............

    Skip the activation process.
    Now search over the internet and download a activator to activate windows.
    Check the net by specifying the version of OS installed.
    Then run the activator and it will install the necessary licenses and restart PC.
    Then it's done.........

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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    Hello
    Dear Friend……………………….
    for this problem I hope these steps will help you ………...

    .........................Press Windows + R key combination to activate Run box.

    .........................Type cmd into the run box and press Enter key.

    ........................After pressing Enter key the Command Prompt window will activate.

    ..........................Under the command prompt window type slui.exe 3 and press enter key.

    ......................After that windows activate window will open and asks you to give licensed product key.

    ........................Type windows activating product key here and click on Next.

    ............................Now accept all the Term and Condition and than click on Activate.

    .................After some times later your window will activate successfully.

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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074:

    • First of аll navigate to thе Control panel
    • Then navigate to thе ‘System And Security’
    • After this navigate to thе ‘System’ option
    • Here you must click on thе ‘Windows Activation’ option

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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    Hi friends,
    To do this you have to check the below thins:=

    1> First ensure that your system will connected to the internet, because to do activation this will be require.
    2> After that you have to check that you type your license key without error.
    3> If it will be not activate please buy original license key from the market.
    4> Then re-activate that.

    Thanks & Regards.

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    Re: Fix for Windows 8 activation problem with Error Code: 0xC004F074?

    Hi Friend,

    The Problem might be in the System.

    >> Some Component for the Activation of Windows will not work properly then this type of Errors occurs.

    >> So check that you windows System is installed properly.

    >> Or Also check the Activation key Twice while Activation.

    >> Enter Activation Key in Proper method.

    >> Also Ensure the Internet connection Working Properly.

    >> I hope you will understand.

    All The Best

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