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Old 03-08-2013
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Error 0x8007007b while activating Windows 8

I am having a Dell desktop which came pre-loaded with Windows 8 about six months ago. It was working fine so far but i recently received a critical virus from an infected pen drive. Hence i needed to wipe out the entire hard drive and re-installed Windows 8 again. Everything went fine, i re-installed the os, drivers, required softwares, etc No problem at all. Now when i am trying to activate windows, it gives me an error message saying:

Error code 0x8007007b
The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect


I tried activation more than 5 times but yet he same result. Not able to figure what and where is the problem. Hope anyone of you guys can help me out with this. Thank you.
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Old 06-08-2013
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Re: Error 0x8007007b while activating Windows 8

Just try out the following and see if it makes any difference. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following command followed by Enter.

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

Replace the 'x' letters with your activation. The first command will update the key. The second command will activate Windows. Let me know the results.
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Old 22-08-2013
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Re: Error 0x8007007b while activating Windows 8

Hey rUChIRr, did you fixed the problem ?

Even i am facing similar problem with my Windows 8 Enterprises edition.

Any help wpuld be appreciated.
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Old 23-08-2013
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Re: Error 0x8007007b while activating Windows 8

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Originally Posted by Whitfield View Post
Even i am facing similar problem with my Windows 8 Enterprises edition.
For Enterprises edition just try out the following and see if it works (atleast it worked for me):
  • Open Command Prompt as an Administrator
  • Type "slmgr /upk" without quotes followed by Enter key
  • Now type "slmgr /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX" and press Enter.

Let me know the results.
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