How To Fix Microsoft Office Activation Error 0X4004F00C

If you are trying to download or upgrade MS Office 2013 or 2016, or with Office 365,  you may come across errors while activation of the Office suite, for instance, you may see an Error code 0x4004f00c.  Fortunately, there are a few fixes available for this that can help you to finish the activation process smoothly and continue using Office. Let’s see how.

Method 1: By Downloading Office Suite from Official Microsoft Website


Step 1: Open your browser, type the below link in the address bar and hit Enter:


Browser Address Bar Official Microsoft Website Link


Step 2: Scroll down and look for the Download link for the Office version you are using.

For instance, we are using MS Office 2016 version, so we clicked on the Download button for the same.


Scroll Down Select The Office Version You Are Using Download


That’s it. This should fix your error, but if this doesn’t work, try the 2nd method.

Method 2 – Repair Office

1 – Search appwiz.cpl in windows search and then click on appwiz.cpl



2 – Now, Do a right click on your office and select change


change repair office min
change repair office min

3 – Now, select quick repair and Click on repair

Microsoft office Quick rEpair min

Let this repair your Office and then try again

Method 3: Using Command Prompt


Step 1: Click on the Start button on your desktop and type Command Prompt in the search field. Right click on the result and select Run as administrator to open the Command Prompt in admin mode.


Type Command Prompt, Right Clik On Result, Click On Run As Administrator To Open Command Prompt


Step 2: Once the Command Prompt window opens, press the Windows key + E together on your keyboard to open the File Explorer.

Now, click on This PC shortcut on the left and select the C Drive on the right.


This Pc C Drive


Step 3: Next, follow the below path, step by step as shown:


  • Go to Program Files (x86)
  • Go to Microsoft Office
  • Go to Office 16


Now, copy the path from the location bar.


Follow The Path Copy The Path From The Location Bar


Step 4: Go back to the Command Prompt window (admin mode), type cd, press the space bar, and paste the copied path as below. Hit Enter:


cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16


Command Prompt (admin Mode) Cd Space Paste Path Enter


Step 5: Now, type the below command and hit Enter again:


cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus


Type The 2nd Command Hit Enter


Step 6: Copy the last 4 digits of the installed product key as shown.


Copy The Last 4 Digits Of The Installed Product Key


Step 7: Type the below command and press Enter again:


cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:"LAST_FIVE_PRODUCT_KEY_CHARACTERS"


*Note – Replace the highlighted part with the last four digits of the installed product key that you copied and remove the quotes.


Replace The Highligted Part With The Last 4 Dgits Of The Copied Product Key Type Command Enter


That’s it. You should not see the error code anymore. But, if the problem persists, try the 3rd method.


Method 4: Through Settings App


Step 1: Click on the Start button on your desktop and select Settings from the context menu, located above the Power option.


Desktop Start Settings


Step 2: In the Settings window, click on Network & Internet.


Settings Network & Internet


Step 3: Next, click on the Proxy option on the left, and on the right side, under the Manual proxy setup section, turn off Use a proxy server option.


Proxy Manual Proxy Setup Use Proxy Sserver Turn Off


You can also try the 4th method in case if this still does not help.


Method 5: By Disabling Windows Firewall


Step 1: Click the Start button on your desktop and type Control Panel. Click on the result.


Start Search Control Panel Result


Step 2: In the Control Panel window, type Firewall in the search box and hit Enter.

Click on Windows Defender Firewall.


Control Panel Search For Firewall


Step 3: Now, click on Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off.


Click On Turn Windows Defender Firewall On Or Off


Step 4: Now click on the radio button next to Turn off Windows Defender Firewall under Private network settings and also under Public network settings.

Press OK to save the changes and exit.


Private Network Settings Turn Off Windows Defender Firewall Public Network Settings Turn Off Windows Defender Firewall Ok


That’s all. This should help resolve your problem. But, if the above methods do not help, you can disable any 3rd party firewall you might have installed or disable any active VPN.