Normally, after upgrading to Windows 10, you need to activate it. Some users encountered the error code 0xc004f074 while upgrading and they are not able to proceed with the process of activation of Windows 10 operating system.
Use – slmgr.vbs command
On – start screen o Windows 10 machine, just left click on Desktop icon you can see in menu.
After desktop opens you need to left click start button and left click the icon -Command Prompt, make sure to open command prompt with administrative rights.
Remember – In order to open command prompt with administrative rights, just right click on the icon-“Command Prompt” and then left click – “Run as administrator”.
When you get a message left click the button – “Yes” to continue
In the window – “Command Prompt” you need to type in the given command- “slmgr.vbs –ipk YYYYY- YYYYY – YYYYY – YYYYY – YYYYY”
Remember here you need to replace Y letters with the product key code mentioned with product key number. Also, check the product key as it needs should contain -25 numbers.
Press the button – “Enter” from the keyboard.
In command prompt window type the following command – “slmgr.vbs –ato”.
Press – Enter from the keyboard.
Reboot Windows 10 machine and check if you are getting the same error.
Utilize – Slui 3 command
When you are on the start screen, press & hold the Windows and R button you need to press and hold the button.
This will open the window -“Run” where you need to type – “Slui 3”
Press – Enter using the keyboard.
In the next window that appears type in the product key for operating system
Left click on the button – Activate
Reboot Windows 10 device.
Check if you are facing the issue or not
Run SFC scan
Open -Command Prompt with administrative rights.
Left click –yes when you are asked by a window.
In Command Prompt type in the given command- sfc /scannow
Wait for the SFC scan to run and once finished you need to reboot the Windows 10 machine.
Now check to see if the error message still appears.
Get in touch with Microsoft Support
Try to call Microsoft support team and let them know the error you are facing and request them to change the product key for you.
Sometimes, when users use the product key plenty of times then the server blocks them.
When this happens resetting the key can solve the problem with can be done with assistance of Microsoft’s support team.