1.    23 May 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 activation error: 0x8007007B


    Hello,

    I have bought a PC with Windows 10 pre-installed and I did not have a problem with activation. But one day, after an update I got a message to activate Windows but when I tried I got this error 0x8007007B. Is there any fix to this?


    Thanks
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  2.    23 May 2016 #2

    That tends to happen with build 10240, when the generic VL key gets installed, however your PC is a Win 10 OEM right? which should have it's own key. Run the following in command prompt.

    slmgr -dlv

    ..and paste the screenshot.

    You may want to use ShowKey to check the firmware for a key as well.
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  3.    24 May 2016 #3
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    There you go
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  4.    24 May 2016 #4
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    Definitely run Showkey. Click on the product keys to blank them out. Then post the results here.

    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

    You can also try running from a Command Prompt (Admin):

    slmgr /upk
    slmgr /ipk VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    slmgr /ato


    However, if you have a Windows 10 Home product key in bios/UEFI - the reason your Windows 10 is not activated is because you got upgraded to Windows 10 Pro somehow.
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  5.    24 May 2016 #5
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  6.    24 May 2016 #6
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    Basically, you bought a PC with Windows 10 illegally activated on it. If the change in my post #4 does not activate it (using a stored or granted [by Microsoft] digital entitlement), you need to purchase a Windows license.
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  7.    24 May 2016 #7

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad0wX View Post
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    There you go
    Well, you have the KMS client VL key (Appendix A: KMS Client Setup Keys) installed...which can only be activated via a KMS server.

    From whom was the PC purchased? - if it was illegally activated via a KMS exploit (not only does VL not qualify for DE but an illegally activated one to boot) - hopefully the recent updates has rectified that.

    This is all irrelevant if you have an OEM key in the firmware, however.

    EDIT: LOL a bit late in my reply - new info noted.

    EDIT: Truncated info regarding the illegal activation (though true, prefer it not to be public knowledge.)
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  8.    24 May 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    This is all irrelevant if you have an OEM key in the firmware, however.
    In post #5 he doesn't. I'm leaning toward illegal activation by whomever sold him the PC.
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  9.    24 May 2016 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    In post #5 he doesn't. I'm leaning toward illegal activation by whomever sold him the PC.
    Yup... I edited my 'after-the-fact' post.
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