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Windows 8 Activation error "0x8007007b"

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Windows 8 Activation error "0x8007007b"

    I have recently just totally wiped my computer... it took one night as there was a lot on there!!
    I set up windows like you normally do, but then when I try to activate windows it say's:

    Error code

    The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect

    Please help as it is really frustrating :/

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  2. #2

    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    See this
    You might need to enter your product key again. To fix the problem, follow these steps:
    • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
    • Enter SLUI 03 in the search box, tap or click Apps, and then tap or click SLUI 03.
    • Enter your 25–digit product key and tap or clickActivate. You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.
    Get help with activation errors - Microsoft Windows Help
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Still nothing

    didn't work for me, any other ideas??
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  4. #4

    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    I don't have any other idea. Don't worry other members will surely help you.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 94
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    The KMS server you're using to activate Windows 8 got busted by MS, time to buy a license and go legit.
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  6. #6

    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)

    Please open an Elevated Command Prompt window (in Start, type 'Command' - a Command Prompt icon will appear, right-click on it, and select Run as Administrator)
    At the Prompt, type

    Licensingdiag.exe -report %userprofile%\desktop\report.txt -log %userprofile%\desktop\

    (note the spaces!)
    two files will be put on your desktop -
    open the 'report.txt' file in Notepad, and copy/paste the results to your response - you can ignore the file for the moment, as it's only backup data
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