windows 8.1 activation error 0xC004F074 for new laptop RRS feed

  • Question

  • i just bought a new Lenovo ideapad with windows 8.1 pre installed and i m unable to activate windows.

    I don`t have the product key so i installed the magical jelly bean keyfinder, got the 25 product key installed and tried the three methods on the most of the blogs (slmgr.vbs –ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx, and Slui 3, and sfc /scannow) with no success. Any Clue.

    i was told to ask in Windows 8.1 forum

    thanks in advance

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:58 AM


  • Hi,

    As the pre installed system activation belongs to OEM manufacture, in my opinion, it would be better to contact Lenovo to check why their system doesn't activated. If this is your laptop itself problem, you could ask lenovo to help you rebuild your system and activate it.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Roger Lu
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, July 25, 2014 8:02 AM