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Windows 8 Activation Error: 0x8007007B

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    Windows 8 Activation Error: 0x8007007B


    I bought a laptop last July it had Windows 8 preinstalled, I had it for about a month and the screen went black on it so i sent it to a guy in my town and he fixed it but ever since it kept telling me to activate Windows 8, but it wont activate when i put in the serial code it says "Error: 0x8007007B The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect"
    I've tried to fix it and i'd get it to go away for a while and it'd pop up again but since the other day whenever i turn it on it goes to this blue screen asking me to activate it and after a while on it the blue screen pops up again but it still wont activate it says "Windows can't activate at the moment"
    I think there might be corrupted files in it...

    Would someone be able to help me out please

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Lord knows what copy of Windows he put in. Do you know what he changed?

    Give this a shot
    Windows 8 Activation Error : The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect | Diary of a .Net Fan ...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    I ran slmgr.vbs -dlv in cmd and this is what came up

    Software licensing version:6.2.9200.16693

    Name: Windows(R), Core edition
    Description: Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Activation ID: c04ed6bf-55c8-4b47-9f8e-5a1f31ceee60
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 05426-01907-000-000001-03-6153-9200.0000-2282014
    Installation ID:
    462912677435135827921668193180234116909943870767099720565287205
    Partial Product Key: 27GG4
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F00F.
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 999
    Trusted time: 16/08/2014 20: 15: 58
    Configured Activation Type: All
    Please use slmgr.vbs /ato to activate and update KMS client information in order to update values.

    I tried what you suggested but it didn't work i got an error again
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    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Whomever fixed it, did they change any hardware?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    I've no idea to be honest with you...
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  6. #6


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Run the activation troubleshooter from this thread and post a screenshot
    Please Read: Activation troubleshooting
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    windows 8


    is this right?? haha
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  8. #8


    You have a KMS client key (for Windows Server 2012 viz. BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4) installed. That is for larger companies.

    Contact the seller and get the correct retail key.
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