How to Fix Windows 8 Activation Error 0x8007007b or 0x8007232b

If you get the activation error 0x8007007b” or “0x8007232b” when you try to activate your Windows 8, then probably you use a generic Windows 8 product key during installation and the activation wizard cannot find a valid  KMS (Key Management Server) to activate your copy. 

This tutorial is written to help users to bypass the “Windows Activation Error Code: 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B” and activate their Windows 8 without errors. The only requirement to bypass this error is to own a valid Windows 8 product key at your disposal and change (or Re-Enter it) at your current Windows 8 installation.

The full Windows 8 Activation Error Code 0x8007007B & 0x8007232B messages are:

Windows Activation Error Code: 0x8007007B

“Windows couldn’t be activated

Go to Control Panel to learn other ways to activate.

Error code: 0x8007007B

Error description: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.”

Windows Activation Error Code: 0x8007232B

“Windows couldn’t be activated

Key management services (KMS) host could not be located in domain name system (DNS), please have your system adminstrator verify that a KMS is published correctly in DNS.

Error code: 0x8007232B

Error Description: DNS name does not exist.”

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How to Fix Windows 8 Activation Error 0x8007232B or 0x8007007B.

Method 1: Change the Windows 8 Product key using GUI & Activate Windows 8.

How to change (re-Enter) the Windows 8 Product key using GUI.

1. Close all open programs.

2. Right-click at the screen’s bottom-left corner and from the pop-up menu, choose "Run”.

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3. Inside the “Run” command box type: slui 3 & press “OK

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4. Type your valid product key and then press “Activate”.

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5. Wait until your Windows 8 copy is successfully activated.

 

Method 2: Change the Windows 8 Product key using Command Prompt & Activate Windows 8.

How to change (re-Enter) the Windows 8 Product key using Command Prompt.

1. Close all open programs.

2. Right-click at the screen’s bottom-left corner and from the pop-up menu, choose "Command Prompt (Admin).”

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3. Press “Yes” to UAC warning if asked.

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4a. Inside command prompt window type the following command and press “Enter

  • slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx               

(Where “xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx” is your own valid product key)

4b.  Now it’s time to activate Windows 8. Type the following command and press “Enter

  • slmgr.vbs /ato

5. Wait until your Windows 8 copy is successfully activated.

That’s it!

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