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Last Modified: 2014-05-12
windows is activated by kms , but office is not activating and error
0xc004f074  days left to activate
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information Systems

It appears your activation code may be bad, or KMS may be having trouble processing it.  

This link has some suggestions to resolve the issue.

Barring that, this link approaches it from an RPC point of view.

Lastly, this link talks about how to activate the product manually via phone.
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it was activated by windows professional oem license before

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