Error code 0x8007007B when activating Windows 8
If you want to personalize your copy of Windows 8, you need to activate it first. But if you have a version from MSDN or TechNet, it might not be as simple as it should.
When you go to System Centre to activate your copy of Win 8 and see a pre-entered product key that you have not entered yourself
You´ll probably run into Error code 0x8007007B
How to fix it
If you try to activate Windows 8 and get Error code 0x8007007B, this is how to fix it.
1. In desktop mode, right click the lower left corner and select “Run” (or just press windows+r from either the start screen or the desktop).
2. Enter “slui 3” and press ok.
3. Enter your correct product key and hit Activate
4. And it’s fixed!
Want a short power user primer to Windows 8? Check out Scott Hanselman’s post on Windows 8 productivity.
Oh btw, firt post from Windows 8! 🙂
16 thoughts on “Error code 0x8007007B when activating Windows 8”
Great, it worked for me. Thanks
can u please tell me the activation code of enterprise edition.The activation code of my cd is not working.Its giving the above mentioned error
You got a cd with Windows 8 on? Wow, as far as I know it’s not released until oct 26:th so that would make you one of the first to get your hands on that “most likely” illegal copy! 😉
And no, I won’t give you any key as it’s illegal.
Here’s a tip, wait until the 26:th and buy it like normal people, or get a MSDN or TechNet license.
Thanks friends ……………………..
i can’t do this. when i tired your solution, then it show me the same error!! how can i activate my windows8?? Plzz, give me a solution……………
Sorry, if the above doesn’t work for you I can’t help you 🙁
Good luck finding the solution.
Thanks a lot 🙂
it did not work it gave me the same error again
We’ve arevrid at the end of the line and I have what I need!
This worked – great. Thanks
thank you so much I managed to activate my windows 8 after many attempts
I also completed this steps but don’t solved this problem
please help me any one
error code : x8007007B
error description the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax in correct
U are nice man 🙂 good tut.