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  • Question

  • I have just installed windows 8 enterprise build 9200 and it shows error code 0x8007007B and does not give me an option to enter the activation key. What should I do?

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:17 AM

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  • Hi,

    Activation Error 0x8007007B means The File name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

    The following steps are 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 /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).

    In addition, you can also check this article for reference.

    Error 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B occurs when you try to activate Windows

    Best Regards,


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    Friday, March 24, 2017 6:28 AM