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Windows activation Error Code 0xc004e016

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This article describes an error code 0xc004e016. There are cases that have been discussed related to product activation and licensing-related issues due to the hardware changes. If more no of activation is being done using the same product key, it may cause Windows product activation issues.

More about windows Update Error code 0xc004e016.

Applicable to the following Operating systems:-

Windows 11

Windows 8/8.1

Windows 10

Windows server 2008

Windows server 2012

Another code explained along with this above error code is 0xC004B008. If the activation server denies the activation code entered, this could result in the above error code 0xc004e016. Common issues related to activation are an unauthorized key entry.

 

A few troubleshooting steps suggest the following

Clean Temporary files

Corrupted system files are a common culprit for Windows Update errors. These files can result from various factors, including sudden power outages, malware infections, or software conflicts. 

Clean Booting of Computer

The SFC/SCANNOW command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

Run an SFC Scan

The SFC/SCANNOW command will scan all protected system files and replace corrupted files.

It uses a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

 

Ping the Network Stats with Microsoft Servers

It is a preliminary check to test the network when comes to a click to run versions. Office installation or updates would need an open network to make the client receive the updates.

Solutions for Windows Update Error Code 0xc004e016

Basic troubleshooting start with the checking of system date and time. There could be network challenges due to Intermittent connectivity issues. If the time zone is set incorrectly, the system cannot be recognized by Microsoft servers. Make it your local time zone from where you are trying to activate Office or Windows. 

 

 

Clean temporary Files

  • Open Run (windows key + R KEY)
  • Type in %temp% and press enter key
  • Select all(CTRL+A) and delete all files(SHIFT+DELETE)

Clean Booting of your Computer

  • Open Run command window(windows key +R)
  • Type msconfig and press enter,
  • Do to General Tab and choose “selective start-up”  from the options
  • Uncheck “load start-up items“,
  • Then go the “services” tab from the top menu selection,
  • Tick on Hide all Microsoft Services and then click on Disable all tab Click the Start-up tab. Click on Open Task Manager.
  • Under the status bar, right-click each enable start-up item and select Disable and OK.
  • Now restart your computer. it will take some time to finish the scanning process, if it shows any errors in results you need yo do proper action suitable to the error.

the SFC/SCANNOW command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a a compressed folder

at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

Note: Do not close this Command Prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. The scan result will be shown after this process is finished

How to run SFC Scan using command Prompt?

  •  Open command as administrator,
  • Type and run the command SFC/SCANNOW and press enter, then wait for its completion.

The SFC/SCANNOW command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

Note Do not close this Command Prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. The scan results will be shown after this process is finished

Ping the network stats with the Microsoft Servers

It is a preliminary check to test the network when comes to a click to run versions. Office installation or updates would need an open network to make the client receive the updates.

Once the command prompt window opens, type the following command line

Nslookup office365.com

you can replace office365 with your versions.

The result should be the address of Microsoft servers.

 

 

Make sure no proxy behind your internet connection:

Proxy connections are used to hide the original IP address from hackers. This internet protection mode is widely used by the company networks. The proxy server should be configured by the network admins to route the office server IP address. if not, the proxy should be temporarily disabled.

Repair your program or Operating systems

In Windows 10 Resetting your computer is a simple task, Follow the step to repair your computer operating system.

  • Go to the Windows search bar left side bottom corner (Cortana search bar now).
  • Type in “Reset” and you can directly find the Setting for resetting your PC.
  • Then under the RESET PC, click on the get started button to proceed.
  • There are two options to keep your files completely clean. (You must take a backup of your desktop files, pictures, downloads, and documents before proceeding to complete cleaning.)
  • After resetting, you may do updates cleanly without any issues. This resetting process takes time so please do it when you don’t have any urgent work with your computer.

Also, it is applicable to Microsoft Office and its versions. If the programs are provided to you by IT persons in your company, please recall the previous emails and check your product keys. In case if it is purchased for personal use, cross-check if the programs are showing their validity under your Microsoft account.

 

 

This article describes an error code 0xc004e016. There are cases that have been discussed related to product activation and licensing-related issues due to the hardware changes. If more no of activation is being done using the same product key, it may cause Windows product activation issues.

windows-activation

Applicable to the following Operating systems:-

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows server 2008
  • Windows server 2012

More about 0xc004e016 windows update error:-

Another code explained along with this above error code is 0xC004B008. If the activation server denies the activation code entered, this could result in the above error code 0xc004e016. Common issues related to activation are an unauthorized key entry.

0xc004e016 troubleshooting:-

Basic troubleshooting start with the checking of system date and time. There could be network challenges due to Intermittent connectivity issues. If the time zone is set incorrectly, the system cannot be recognized by Microsoft servers. Make it your local time zone from where you are trying to activate Office or Windows.

In other words, the activation keys are blocked, try to take the assistance of a technician here. So that we can track the product keys on Microsoft Product code activation pages to verify the validity.

A few troubleshooting steps suggest the following:

  1. Clean temporary files
  2. Clean booting of your computer
  3. Run an sfc scan
  4. Ping the network stats with the Microsoft Servers.
  5. Make sure no proxy behind your internet connection.
  6. Repair your program or Operating systems.

Clean temporary Files:

  • Open Run (windows key + R KEY)
  • Type in %temp% and press enter key

temp files deletion

  • Select all (CTRL+A) and delete all files (SHIFT +DELETE )

Clean booting of your computer:

  • Open Run command window (windows key + R)
  • Type msconfig and press enter,

msconfig in run

  • Go to General Tab and choose “selective startup ” from the options
  • Uncheck “load startup items“,

msconfig load start up items

  • Then go to the “services “tab from the top menu selection,
  • Tick on Hidel all Microsoft Services and then click on Disable all tab

msconfig disable services

Click the Startup tab. Click on Open Task Manager.

  • Under the status bar, right-click each enabled startup item and select Disable and OK.
  • Now restart your computer,

After completing your troubleshooting, restore your system by doing exactly opposite to the above steps like Enabling all services in 5th step, and again in the 8th step enable all services that you want to start automatically (like OneNote, skype, email etc. ) when your computer starts.

Run SFC scan:

  • Open command as administrator,
  • Type in SFC/SCANNOW and press enter, then wait for its completion.

It will take some time to finish the scanning process , if it shows any errors in the results you need to do proper action suitable to the error.

The SFC/SCANNOW command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.
The %WinDir% placeholder represents the Windows operating system folder. For example, C:\Windows.

Note Do not close this Command Prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. The scan results will be shown after this process is finished.

 

Ping the network stats with the Microsoft Servers:

It is a preliminary check to test the network when comes to a click to run versions. Office installation or updates would need an open network to make the client receive the updates.

It can be tested using the command prompt.

 

Once the command prompt window opens, type the following command line

MS lookup office365.com

you can replace office365 with your versions.

The result should be the address of Microsoft servers.

 

Make sure no proxy behind your internet connection:

Proxy connections are used to hide the original IP address from hackers. This internet protection mode is widely used by the company networks. The proxy server should be configured by the network admins to route the office server IP address. if not, the proxy should be temporarily disabled.

 

Repair your program or Operating systems:

In Windows 10 Resetting your computer is a simple task, Follow the step to repair your computer operating system.

  • Go to the Windows search bar left side bottom corner (Cortana search bar now)
  • Type in “Reset” and you can directly find the Setting for resetting your PC.
  • Then under the RESET PC, click on the get started button to proceed.
  • There are two options to keep your files completely clean. (You must take a backup of your desktop files, pictures, downloads, and documents before proceeding to complete cleaning.)
  • After resetting, you may do updates cleanly without any issues. This resetting process takes time so please do it when you don’t have any urgent work with your computer.

Also, it is applicable to Microsoft Office and its versions. If the programs are provided to you by IT persons in your company, please recall the previous emails and check your product keys. In case if it is purchased for personal use, cross-check if the programs are showing their validity under your Microsoft account.

If you have any trouble with your username or password, make sure to use the Forgot password to fix the forgotten Microsoft Passwords on the page.

Conclusion

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