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  • I had the same issue and found this fix on a blog:

    I came across the following error message when activating Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM en-gb, downloaded from MSDN:

    “Error 0x8007007B  The File name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.”

    The Solution

    Using the key provided to you (MSDN etc.) you will need to run the following in an elevated command prompt
    if you are new to Windows 8, click Start –> type “cmd” –> right-click on a command prompt and select “Run as administrator” in the bottom of the page:

    Next type the following commands:

    slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

    slmgr.vbs /ato

    The first command will update the key.

    The second command will activate Windows.

    Replace the "XXXX" bits with your Windows 8 Key (you do need to enter the dashes and you don't need to surround it with double quotes).

    Siv


    Graham Sivill - Martley, Worcester. UK

    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة Diarmuid1 01/شوال/1433 09:14 م
    • تم وضع علامة كإجابة بواسطة Leo HuangModerator 12/شوال/1433 06:24 ص
    29/رمضان/1433 09:48 م

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  • When I installed Win 8 Enterprise last night it never asked for a product key.  so when I tried to activate it was using the wrong product key.  Unlike win 7 there doesn't seem to be anywhere in the user interface to change the key before activation.  I eventually found this blog post that describes how to do it from a command line.  Here's the article I used:

    http://www.windows7hacker.com/index.php/2012/08/how-to-change-windows-8-product-key-to-complete-activation/

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server
    MVP Senior Solutions Architect: BlueChip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة Kris Wagner - MVP 18/شعبان/1434 11:42 م
    28/رمضان/1433 07:37 م
  • The most helpful piece of advice I got was just type in slui 3 in the start screen and enter the TechNet product key. 
    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة graphtech 28/صفر/1434 03:06 م
    29/رمضان/1433 12:44 ص
  • I had an issue when I downloaded the Enterprise version, but I am not sure what the error code was. I had to do the following:

    • open CMD as admin
    • type slmgr /upk
    • then type slmgr /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة craigz2 29/رمضان/1433 12:40 م
    29/رمضان/1433 11:41 ص
  • My Windows 8 Enterprise did ask for a Product Key During Install, but I getting the same error:

    "Windows couldn't be activated right now."

    Error Code: 0x8007007B, The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

    Could it be the Windows 8 Activation System is not ready for activation ?


    Cool


    • تم التحرير بواسطة Dati 29/رمضان/1433 09:36 م
    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة EsbornMwangi 26/شوال/1433 09:28 ص
    • تم إلغاء اقتراح كإجابة بواسطة EsbornMwangi 26/شوال/1433 09:28 ص
    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة Alireza Ra 19/محرم/1435 11:19 م
    29/رمضان/1433 09:31 م
  • Thanks Frank, I've got it working with your above code.

    I just substitute the correct serial number again, because the serial showing in

    "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center\Windows Activation"

    different from what I was entered.


    Cool

    29/رمضان/1433 09:42 م
  • I had the same issue and found this fix on a blog:

    I came across the following error message when activating Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM en-gb, downloaded from MSDN:

    “Error 0x8007007B  The File name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.”

    The Solution

    Using the key provided to you (MSDN etc.) you will need to run the following in an elevated command prompt
    if you are new to Windows 8, click Start –> type “cmd” –> right-click on a command prompt and select “Run as administrator” in the bottom of the page:

    Next type the following commands:

    slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

    slmgr.vbs /ato

    The first command will update the key.

    The second command will activate Windows.

    Replace the "XXXX" bits with your Windows 8 Key (you do need to enter the dashes and you don't need to surround it with double quotes).

    Siv


    Graham Sivill - Martley, Worcester. UK

    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة Diarmuid1 01/شوال/1433 09:14 م
    • تم وضع علامة كإجابة بواسطة Leo HuangModerator 12/شوال/1433 06:24 ص
    29/رمضان/1433 09:48 م
  • Glad it worked. The code I use first uninstalls the key because it was the wrong key installed and the second installs the new one. I didn't need to run slmgr /ato because it already activated.

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    29/رمضان/1433 11:13 م
  • Frank,

    Interestingly on my machine it was showing there was an existing key (it showed the last 5 characters of a different key to the MSDN one I wanted to use). I didn't run the command with the /upk switch (I was following the piece on the blog as not familiar with this command previously) and it did change the key and activate it.  The question that raises is that changing the key maybe doesn't require you to remove the old one first?  I am saying that as a question based on my experience not from me knowing whether that is right or wrong? I would be interested to know what you think about that?

    Siv


    Graham Sivill - Martley, Worcester. UK

    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة Atticus Thinks 18/ربيع الأول/1434 10:00 ص
    • تم إلغاء اقتراح كإجابة بواسطة Atticus Thinks 18/ربيع الأول/1434 10:00 ص
    30/رمضان/1433 01:16 ص
  • I did notice the "wrong key" installed which is the reason I ran the command to uninstall it first. I never tried to run it with just the install command just because of that reason. I am not surprised it worked though. Thanks for the information.

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    30/رمضان/1433 01:22 ص
  • It works, Than you
    02/شوال/1433 10:13 م
  • Khalil,

    Glad to hear it did the trick!

    All the best,

    Siv


    Graham Sivill - Martley, Worcester. UK

    02/شوال/1433 10:15 م
  • Столкнулся с той же проблемой при активации windows 8  

    Запуск командной строки от имени администратора и выполнение:

    slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

    slmgr.vbs /ato

    где XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX ключ активации windows

    действительно помогло.

    14/شوال/1433 09:53 ص
  • Worked perfectly for my Windows 8 Enterprise x64 edition. Thank you for the help. Much appreciated.
    23/شوال/1433 08:36 م
  • This worked flawlessly for me as well.  Thanks for passing this along!

    Regards,

    Shawn

    04/ذو القعدة/1433 03:00 م
  • Thanks for the tip!   It worked great and saved me a bunch of time and trouble.
    15/ذو القعدة/1433 12:23 م
  • Thanks for the tip guys. it worked for me too
    26/ذو القعدة/1433 12:55 ص
  • first command was successfully 

    the second give me the same message  error code 0x8007007B

    28/ذو القعدة/1433 02:13 ص
  • first command was successfully 

    the second give me the same message  error code 0x8007007B


    the same story
    16/ذو الحجة/1433 05:07 م
  • You got it. I had the same problem (Error Code 0x8007007B)

    slmgr /upk

    (uninstall product code)

    slmgr /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

    (install product code) I got messages to that effect seconds after entering the commands.

    I don't think it maters if it is the 32bit or 64bit My system has the x86 version.

    Thanks

    theborg1of3




    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة Theborg1of3 16/ذو الحجة/1433 07:58 م
    • تم التحرير بواسطة Theborg1of3 16/ذو الحجة/1433 08:15 م
    16/ذو الحجة/1433 07:58 م
  • Dear Siv-

    Thank you! Thank you! from the bottom of my heart.  I am not a computer guru by any stretch of the word, however, I was able to follow this to the letter and it worked!

    You are my new hero.

    marna

    18/ذو الحجة/1433 12:35 ص
  • Dear Siv-

    Thank you! Thank you! from the bottom of my heart.  I am not a computer guru by any stretch of the word, however, I was able to follow this to the letter and it worked!

    You are my new hero.

    marna

    Marna,

    I am glad the procedure worked for you.

    All the best,

    Siv


    Graham Sivill - Martley, Worcester. UK

    18/ذو الحجة/1433 08:16 ص
  • worked like charm.
    04/محرم/1434 09:37 م
  • Thanks Siv It works :-)

    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة REX-G 18/محرم/1434 10:41 ص
    18/محرم/1434 10:41 ص
  • My Windows 8 Enterprise did ask for a Product Key During Install, but I getting the same error:

    "Windows couldn't be activated right now."

    Error Code: 0x8007007B, The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

    Could it be the Windows 8 Activation System is not ready for activation ?


    Cool


    my pc also getting the same error as told above.... please give some useful answer.

    20/محرم/1434 11:29 ص
  • Hi

    thanks it worked, and It works on windows 8 pro also

    21/محرم/1434 06:14 ص
  • Had the same problem. using SLMGR in elevated mode worked fine.

    Thanks

    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة Abuzar Naeem 01/ذو الحجة/1436 06:30 م
    20/صفر/1434 06:53 م
  • Thank you Very much its activated
    27/صفر/1434 06:48 ص
  • Worked great. Thanks Siv. Seems Enterprise comes pre serialized with some number, since I was never prompted for it. Substituting with the actual license key using ipk made the trick. It then activated fine the normal way.

    Geir :)

    18/ربيع الأول/1434 09:59 ص
  • after that windows script host still says Error 0x8007007B
    14/ربيع الثاني/1434 01:15 ص
  •   What windows script?

     If you mean slmgr, it is not a script. It is a command line utility. If you used that, when and where did you get the error message.


    Bill

    14/ربيع الثاني/1434 04:33 ص
  • this solved my problem. where do I "Mark as Answer"
    19/رجب/1434 11:20 م
  • Mats,

    Don't worry, my original post is marked as an answer here as it appears in Green (assuming you are viewing it from social.technet.microsoft.com) but thanks for letting me/everyone know it worked for you too as it helps others to know that it has worked for people like you and I.

    Siv


    Graham Sivill - Martley, Worcester. UK

    20/رجب/1434 12:44 ص
  • Thanks, didn't work but I combined slmgr /upk with Start > slui > Enter product key and that worked!
    22/رجب/1434 06:38 م
  • Thanks Paul :) I build a test Windows 8 box and installed tons of programs and drives with the goal of testing an upgrade to 8.1... This error was driving me nuts!... See you in the SharePoint World.

    Kris Wagner, MVP, MCITP, MCTS Twitter @sharepointkris Blog: http://www.sharepointkris.com/blog

    18/شعبان/1434 11:43 م
  • first command worked well but the second shows same error

    can u help me

    11/رمضان/1434 03:38 م
  • first command worked well but the second shows same error

    can u help me

    vamsipatcha,

    You may need to give us a bit more detail.  Which commands did you run and what were the error messages that you got as a result.  With that I may be able to figure out what caused the problem.


    Graham Sivill - Martley, Worcester. UK

    11/رمضان/1434 07:54 م
  • first command worked well but the second shows same error

    can u help me

    vamsipatcha,

    You may need to give us a bit more detail.  Which commands did you run and what were the error messages that you got as a result.  With that I may be able to figure out what caused the problem.


    Graham Sivill - Martley, Worcester. UK

    I have this issue as well, and when I run cmd as admin and type in the first command (slmgr /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX) with my product key, the systems tells me that the product key was updated. But when I enter the slmgr /ato command, I get the 0x8007007B error again - stating that the syntax in the file name, directory or disk name is wrong. When I try to activate it with slui 3, it tells me that the product key is working and to proceed, when I enter it. But when clicking activate, I get the same error again.

    I have been away on a business trip for 22 days and my Lenovo U510 only started this error, when I returned home. My laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I hope someone can tell me how to solve this annoying bug.



    • تم التحرير بواسطة Bjerreskov 20/رمضان/1434 08:22 ص type error
    19/رمضان/1434 04:23 م
  • You might want to check out this page on TechNet.  It may help you identify what is wrong:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793433.aspx

    Particularly have a look at this section:

    "

    /ato [Activation ID]

    For retail editions and volume systems with a KMS host key or a Multiple Activation Key (MAK) installed, /ato prompts Windows to attempt online activation.

    For systems with a Generic Volume License Key (GVLK) installed, this prompts an attempt at KMS activation. Systems that have been set to suspend automatic KMS activation attempts (/stao) still attempt KMS activation when /ato is run.

    The parameter [Activation ID] expands /ato support to identify a Windows edition installed on the computer. Specifying the [Activation ID] parameter isolates the effects of the option to the edition associated with that Activation ID. Run Slmgr.vbs /dlv all to get the Activation IDs for the installed version of Windows. If you need to support other applications, see the guidance provided by that application for further instruction.

    KMS activation does not require elevated privileges. However, online activation does require elevation, or the Standard User Operations registry value must be set to allow unprivileged users extra access to the Software Protection Service.

    As long as you're running with Admin privileges and you are sure you have got the 5 sets of 5 digits 100% correct in the previous step then it should work.

    Siv


    Graham Sivill - Martley, Worcester. UK

    20/رمضان/1434 11:46 م
  • thanks so much :)

    09/شوال/1434 09:51 ص
  • Yeah!! it works

    exchange server 2007

    26/ذو القعدة/1434 12:26 م
  • this works for me. Win 8 Ent.

    using elevated command prompt, run the below commands:

    slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXX.XXXX.........

    slmgr.vbs /ato

    25/ذو الحجة/1434 09:43 ص
  • still getting this error

    05/محرم/1435 07:14 ص
  • Try this one to change the product key without first activating Windows. Use one of the following methods:

    Method 1

    1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.
    2. In the search box, type Slui.exe 0x3.
    3. Tap or click the Slui.exe 0x3 icon.
    4. Type your product key in the Windows Activation window, and then click Activate.

    Method 2

    Run the following command at an elevated command prompt:
    Cscript.exe %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk <var><Your product key></var>
    Note You can also use the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 3.0 to change the product key remotely, or if you want to change the product key on multiple computers.

    16/محرم/1435 03:44 م
  • This helped perfectly for my needs.

    Thanks!

    22/محرم/1435 05:48 م
  • Thank you for the help, it was very useful!
    25/محرم/1435 04:34 م
  • 

    after typing slmgr.vbs /ato I'm still getting error code and the file name , directory name, or volume label is incorrect. (SWbemObjextEx) this message. please help. 

    04/رجب/1435 08:19 ص
  • I had the same issue and found this fix on a blog:

    I came across the following error message when activating Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM en-gb, downloaded from MSDN:

    “Error 0x8007007B  The File name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.”

    The Solution

    Using the key provided to you (MSDN etc.) you will need to run the following in an elevated command prompt
    if you are new to Windows 8, click Start –> type “cmd” –> right-click on a command prompt and select “Run as administrator” in the bottom of the page:

    Next type the following commands:

    slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

    slmgr.vbs /ato

    The first command will update the key.

    The second command will activate Windows.

    Replace the "XXXX" bits with your Windows 8 Key (you do need to enter the dashes and you don't need to surround it with double quotes).

    Siv


    Graham Sivill - Martley, Worcester. UK

    please help me

    the same error comes again 

    i have windows 8 pro

    • تم التحرير بواسطة K.D sandhu 14/شوال/1435 04:52 م
    14/شوال/1435 04:51 م
  • Thank you very much.

    It worked for me.

    28/شوال/1435 05:27 ص
  • i did what you said but iam still getting the error

    "Error 0x8007007B  The File name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect"

    02/جمادى الأولى/1436 08:03 م
  • after following the above instruction ,i still getting same error: “Error 0x8007007B  The File name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.”kindly provide me some solution in order to fix my error please.thank u

    11/رمضان/1436 06:07 ص
  • Worked perfectly! Thanks Paul man.....
    09/ذو القعدة/1436 09:06 م
  • 

    I had an issue when I downloaded the Enterprise version, but I am not sure what the error code was. I had to do the following:

    • open CMD as admin
    • type slmgr /upk
    • then type slmgr /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

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    Help Me, it didn't work for me after following the step above

    it's the window appear showing Error 0x8007007B (SWbemObjectEx)

    after following those step

    already try SLUI 3 too but it's show the key is didn't work please try again or try a different key

    i'm on windows 8.1 Single Language

    Help Me please

    09/ذو الحجة/1436 02:03 م
  • I have tried, But Im getting the same error 

    24/شعبان/1439 04:02 ص