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Fix error 0xc004f074 for activation while changing Windows 10 Editions

Fix Windows Activation error code 0xc004f074

When you try to upgrade your computer to Windows 10, you receive Windows Activation error 0xC004F074; then the cause could be due to support version mismatch between the KMS client and the KMS host machine. 0xC004F074 – The Key Management […]

Windows 10 Activation Error 0xC004F078

Windows 10 Activation error code 0xC004F078

Windows 10 has a complicated mechanism for Activation. It helps in the verification of a genuine copy of Windows 10. But sometimes, it throws the error code 0xc000f074. It is caused if the Key Management Service or KMS is not reachable by […]

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What happens if Microsoft Office is not activated or unlicensed?

Microsoft Office has been the gold standard of office applications. While there are plenty of amazing free Microsoft Office alternatives available, none come close to this real deal. Now many users have these questions – What happens when the trial […]

How to activate Microsoft Office 2019/2016

Office software has been one of the most used Microsoft product, and it is now the backbone of various activities that we carry out on our personal and professional computers. Microsoft Office 2019 is now available, and it comes with […]

Troubleshoot Office activation

How to troubleshoot Office Activation problems

All paid products from Microsoft go through the Activation process. While most of the time it works, sometimes there is a problem. In this guide, we are looking at some common solutions to troubleshoot Office activation. It covers Office 365, […]

Fix Microsoft Office Activation error 0x80070426

Microsoft Office uses a separate mechanism than the Windows operating system for purposes like Updates and Activation. This brings in the context dependencies of this mechanism on different processes and services. At times when updating or activating Office, you may […]

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How long can you use Windows 10 without Activation?

Ever wondered how long you can use Windows 10 without a product key or activation? A simple answer is that you can use it forever, but in the long term, some of the features will be disabled. Gone are those […]

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Fix Windows 10 Upgrade or Activation error 0xc03f6506

Many home users tend to get a computer that comes installed with Windows 10 Home. Since Windows 10 Pro offers even more features and utilities than Windows 10 Home, many prefer to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro. […]

Windows Activation Error Code 0x80041023

Fix Windows Activation Error Code 0x80041023

Windows Activation Error Code 0x80041023 occurs when you either upgrade Windows 10 or fresh reinstall on the computer.  There are few scenarios around this error. It is possible that either you have an invalid key or you are upgrading from Windows […]

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Troubleshooting MAK Activation errors and issues

MAK or Multiple Activation Keys is a type of Volume Licensing from Microsoft for Windows. You can activate multiple computers with the same key. However, there is a limit on the count. That said, there is one drawback with MAK […]

Troubleshoot KMS Activation

Troubleshoot KMS Activation on Windows Server

KMS or Key Management Services is usually a Windows Server computer configured to be a KMS host computer by installing the  Volume Activation Services role. When an Enterprise uses KMS keys to activate computers, it will need the KMS Host to […]

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What is Windows Activation and How does it work?

Windows Activation is an anti-piracy method from Microsoft which makes sure every copy of Windows OS that’s installed on a computer is genuine. I am sure you must have seen Windows Activation message on your computer, and in this post, we […]

Fix Windows Activation Error 0xC004F212

Fix Windows Activation Error 0xC004F212

Microsoft allows you to download a copy of a Windows to install on your computer. If after installation, when you enter the key, you received results in Activation Error 0xC004F212 it means that the license key and the version of Windows […]

KMS and MAK Keys

What are KMS and MAK Volume Licensing Keys of Windows

Microsoft wants to make sure that every Windows 10 that is used is activated i.e. marked as genuine. When a copy of Windows is activated it goes through a check. The way a copy of Windows is activated differently from each […]