1.    15 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2017
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    windows 10 home pro

    Windows 10 activation error, code 0x8007232B


    So I bought my laptop through ebay and it was working fine in the last few months but ever since the "creator update" it pops up windows reminding me that I have to activate it. I tried looking for solutions online but nothing helped.I extracted the activation key from the system, tried SLUI 3, but it's still the same.
    https://ibb.co/gx33rQ
    https://ibb.co/cQLKy5
    you can see it says it can't connect to the organisation's activation server. I have no idea what that means or why would it even want to do that.Please help me.
    Last edited by Aeryn; 15 May 2017 at 06:10.
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  2.    15 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,801
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    It appears that the laptop is either stolen from or released by a company IT department. Under the volume licensing system used for activation for large companies, where the system has to "check-in" every so often, normally 30 days or so, to check that it is still legitimately licensed, the system will show a not activated if the check is unsuccessful for a set number of times - 2-4 is the range often used so could fail after 60-120 days.

    The update to Creators Update could well have triggered the licence check

    The only thing to do if this is the case is try claiming from eBay, although these sort of scams are some of the worst as the delay often means that there is not any issue until after the warrantee from ebay is over

    To confirm this issue would you please follow the instructions here .... Activation troubleshooting - Windows 10 Forums and one of our specialists should be along shortly to advise on details and options
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  3.    15 May 2017 #3
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    I downloaded that program from that thread but it doesn't work
    I've got this:
    https://ibb.co/ioRTQk
    https://ibb.co/jyo3rQ

    additional information: when I go to the activation page and trying to change product key with the button it does nothing.
    Last edited by Aeryn; 15 May 2017 at 06:38.
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  4.    19 May 2017 #4

    Looks like the Software Licensing files are borked. If it's due to permissions corruption then even an in-place install/repair won't help - given there is a possiblity of an exploit on that system, it may be better to do a clean install and hope it has a digital licence - but as suggested first call eBay as Volume licences are not for re-sale, legally.
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  5.    19 May 2017 #5
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    Posts : 5,855
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by Aeryn View Post
    So I bought my laptop through ebay and it was working fine in the last few months but ever since the "creator update" it pops up windows reminding me that I have to activate it. I tried looking for solutions online but nothing helped.I extracted the activation key from the system, tried SLUI 3, but it's still the same.
    https://ibb.co/gx33rQ
    https://ibb.co/cQLKy5
    you can see it says it can't connect to the organisation's activation server. I have no idea what that means or why would it even want to do that.Please help me.
    Run slmgr /dlv from an admin command prompt and post image of this part

    Click image for larger version. 

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    It is what it says after Product Key Channel that is important.
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  6.    19 May 2017 #6

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Run slmgr /dlv from an admin command prompt and post image of this part

    Click image for larger version. 

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    It is what it says after Product Key Channel that is important.
    M, it will certainly show Volume ...
    Operating system edition KMS Client Setup Key
    Windows 10 Professional W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX

    Appendix A: KMS Client Setup Keys
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  7.    19 May 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,336
    Windows 10 Pro

    Wasn't the -T83GX product key a bug in one of the previous releases of Windows 10 and it should just be changed to:
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    ???

    I would try changing product key to VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T then open a command prompt (admin) or powershell (admin) and run:
    slmgr /ato
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  8.    19 May 2017 #8
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Run slmgr /dlv from an admin command prompt and post image of this part

    Click image for larger version. 

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    It is what it says after Product Key Channel that is important.
    http://ibb.co/mTGPkv

    Here's a screenshot
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  9.    19 May 2017 #9
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    windows 10 home pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Wasn't the -T83GX product key a bug in one of the previous releases of Windows 10 and it should just be changed to:
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    ???

    I would try changing product key to VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T then open a command prompt (admin) or powershell (admin) and run:
    slmgr /ato
    http://ibb.co/k0AH5v
    http://ibb.co/fUGeJF

    At least the changing product key button works on the activation settings page now.
    So I bought a discounted win 10 home licence key but that didn't work.
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  10.    19 May 2017 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,336
    Windows 10 Pro

    You can't use a Windows 10 Home product key to activate Windows 10 Pro.
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