If you pre-own Microsoft Office software on your device and you are installing a new Office product on it, then you are sure to come across certain hurdles in your way. This usually happens when there are two similar programs available on the same device or when you try to install a conflicting program on it. And hence, Microsoft Office is not an exception here. Many Office users have reportedly faced Microsoft Office error 0X4004F00C while trying to activate Office setup via Office.com/setup. In most cases, users are unaware of the reason behind this error. Thus, to know more about this specific error code and how to get rid of it, you may continue to read this article further.
Let’s go through this article and gather all the necessary information to get past any such activation error.
What is Microsoft Office error code 0X4004F00C?
Whenever this error code appears on a user’s screen while he is activating Office, then this is usually a result of the previously available MS Office tokens. dat file of any pre-installed Office program. These files store your Office.com/setup product key letting the program know that your device already has an existing version of Office.
But, the good news is that you can easily fix this error by following some simple solutions that we have listed in the following sections.
Ways to fix the error
- Disable/turn off the Windows Firewall
If you have an active firewall on your device, then it may restrict the downloading process of certain programs. Thus, you may try to disable this firewall using the process given below:
- Open the Control Panel on your device
- Now, locate “Windows Defender Firewall”
- Navigate to the left pane
- And tap on “Turn Windows Defender Firewall off”
- Repair and Reinstall
Repairing the Office files would help you to fix this error. Perform the following steps to do so:
- From the Control Panel, go to the “Programs and Features” section
- Locate Office installation and right-click on it
- Then, tap on the “Change” option
- Select “Online Repair” and wait for it to end
- Restart your device and reinstall Office via office.com/setup
- Disable proxy servers
If these two methods failed to help you, then you should disable the proxy server settings on your device by navigating to the “Network & Internet” Settings menu.
We are sure that after following the above instructions you will be able to get rid of the Microsoft Office error code 0X4004F00C. In some cases, renaming the tokens. dat file would help. However, oftentimes, you need to put in extra effort to resolve this issue.