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Activation error: 0x8007007B RRS feed

  • Question

  • How can I activate Windows 10? The watermark is annoying. I bought this laptop brand new 2-3 months ago.



    I did this"C:\WINDOWS\system32>slmgr.vbs /ipk [Product Key Redacted]

    got the installed product key successfully, and reseted but the watermark and  0x8007007B is still there.


    Sunday, March 25, 2018 2:52 AM

Answers

  • Yes,

    This error happens when failing to connect activation server. Since you have OEM system on your PC, contact Acer support directly to help reactivate OS after system recovery.

    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/SG/content/service-contact

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    Monday, March 26, 2018 3:05 AM
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  • What is the make and model number of your laptop?

    Carey Frisch

    Sunday, March 25, 2018 4:13 AM
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  • What is the make and model number of your laptop?

    Carey Frisch

    Acer

    Predator G3-571

    • Edited by Dinomite07 Sunday, March 25, 2018 9:23 AM
    Sunday, March 25, 2018 8:59 AM
  • with "brand new" you mean: you bought this from a retailer, and it was not activated?

    0x8007007B is ERROR_INVALID_NAME.
    This is not perhaps Windows 10 Enterprise? 

    Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:55 AM
  • with "brand new" you mean: you bought this from a retailer, and it was not activated?

    0x8007007B is ERROR_INVALID_NAME.
    This is not perhaps Windows 10 Enterprise? 

    I have windows 10 home

    everything was fine but i had to do a system restore or something like that when i got viruses, i might have factory reseted it,

    i know im missing a kms.txt or something related to kms

    i tried activating my laptop and missing kms, cant connect kept showing up


    • Edited by Dinomite07 Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:58 AM
    Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:58 AM
  • KMS is for Windows Pro and Enterprise, not for home.

    Start a command line, run 

    slmgr -dli
    what does it display?
    • Edited by EckiS Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:13 AM
    Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:09 AM
  • KMS is for Windows Pro and Enterprise, not for home.

    Start a command line, run 

    slmgr -dli
    what does it display?

    Windows R Core edition

    windows r operating system, volume_kmsclient channel

    partial product key H8Q99

    license status notification

    notification reason 0xC004F056

    Configured activation type All

    pleause use slmgr.vbs /ato to activate update kms client

    i used the command and it said kms could not be contacted

    in produkey it said i had windows 10 home


    • Edited by Dinomite07 Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:34 AM
    Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:33 AM
  • So I learned something new: there is a KMS version for Windows Home (now the call it "Windows Core")

    When you use a KMS license key, you need to setup a KMS server.
    Why didn't you simply use the OEM license from Acer instead?

    Btw.: the manual for a Predator G3-571 contains an extra chapter for recovery.

    • Edited by EckiS Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:30 PM
    Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:24 PM
  • So I learned something new: there is a KMS version for Windows Home (now the call it "Windows Core")

    When you use a KMS license key, you need to setup a KMS server.
    Why didn't you simply use the OEM license from Acer instead?

    Btw.: the manual for a Predator G3-571 contains an extra chapter for recovery.

    Home is not a supported SKU for KMS use...
    --> partial product key H8Q99 : This info is used in rogue KMS servers and this key was also used to upgrade Windows 7 home to Windows 10 Home without a valid key.

    I suggest you to reinstall this laptop using Acer's recovery or contact Acer's support for guidance.

    Acer Support: https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact




    Sunday, March 25, 2018 4:29 PM
  • Yes,

    This error happens when failing to connect activation server. Since you have OEM system on your PC, contact Acer support directly to help reactivate OS after system recovery.

    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/SG/content/service-contact

    Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, March 26, 2018 3:05 AM
    Owner