Encountering problems while trying to activate your copy of Windows 10 is quite annoying. If you see the error code 0x8007007B when you try to activate Windows, you’re in the right place to fix it.
What is the error code 0X8007007B?
You may encounter this error when trying to install Windows 10 with a media volume license. The error appears after you enter your license key and try to activate Windows 10. The error also appears on older versions of Windows, dating back to Windows Vista.
Causes of error code “0x8007007b”
If you have received this warning on your PC, it means that there has been a malfunction in your system. The “0x8007007b” error code is one of the concerns that users may encounter as a result of incorrect or failed installation or uninstallation of software that may have left invalid entries in the system elements. Other potential causes may include improper system shutdown, for example due to a power failure, someone with little technical knowledge accidentally deleting a necessary system file or system item entry, and a number of other factors.
How to fix the 0X8007007b error code
To fix the Windows 10 activation error code, follow these instructions:
- Execute the slmgr.vbs command
- Wxecutethe Slui 3 command
- Run the Activation Troubleshooting Utility
Execute the slmgr.vbs command
It’s a command line licensing tool provided by Windows Software Licensing Management Tool. It is a vb script used to configure and see the status of licenses in your Windows installation.
To run this command, open the command prompt with administrator rights.
First, run the following command:
If you get GVLK as a result, that’s mean that this product has been activated via a volume license and that you are part of it. This is just for confirmation purposes.
Next, run the following command :
slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
This command is used to install your product key.
Of course you must replace the letter “X” with the number associated with the product key.
Then, execute the following command :
This command will activate your copy of Windows.
Execute the command Slui 3
There is also another command you can use, it is slui.exe command line, use it to activate Windows as follows:
- Right click on the Start button
- Select the Run option.
- Type Slui 3 in the dialog box and press the Enter key.
- If the UAC pop-up appears on the screen, press the Yes button.
- Enter your product key and click the Next button.
- Finally, restart your Windows 10 system.
Run the activation troubleshooting utility
The Windows Activation Troubleshooter helps you found the most common activation issues on your Windows OS. Follow the steps to activate it.
On Windows 10:
- Press Win + I shortcut key to open Windows Settings.
- Select Update and Security category.
- Scroll down and select the Activation button in the left pane.
- In the right pane click on the Troubleshooting link.
On Windows 11:
Once you click on Win + i you will have the settings window, choose the Troubleshoot option in the right pane.
Run the Troubleshooter .
You may have to wait a moment until the troubleshooting process is complete. After that, restart your Windows and look for the error code 0x8007007B.