What is 0xC004F074 Error is Office 2010? Fix It

office.com/setup This is an easy to fix error for some but may be annoying to many people out there. This appears while you are trying to Install Office 2010 on your computer. The Error 0xC004F074 is an Error related to Office 2010 and is Fixable. It is not that big of a deal.

When you try to Install and Activate your Microsoft Office Product after downloading it from www.office.com/setup , The window appears which asks you to put in your Microsoft Office Product key which you might have recently purchased and is usually written on the back of your product package or card.

But this error which indicates that Office is not Activated occurs, This error, which attempts to verify and active Office, which fails and returns with following error message:

“Error 0xC004F074: The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.

This error usually indicates that the Volume License Versions of Microsoft Office 2010 are installed on the Machine/system using the Built in, KMS Client Key and an Host is not available to process the activation of the Installations of Microsoft Office 2010. Hence the process is stopped.

To resolve this issue and Install Microsoft Office 2010 on your computer. You need to follow the steps.

  1. Open any Microsoft Office Application e.g: Microsoft Office Word or Power point. After opening on your first application screen, Under the File/Help Menu, You will find Change Product Key link, Simply put in your Office 2010 Product key that you have already purchased and trying to activate, but gives you an error.
  2. Now that you have entered the product key the Microsoft Office Product key activation must be complete.
  3. You should now close all Microsoft Office Applications.
  4. Reopen any Microsoft Office application, Microsoft Office Word for example.
  5. Now go back to Step one. Just that you dont need to put in your Product key again. It should Most probably show you that the product is already activated.

Originally published at www.office.com/setup.