Windows 10: Windows 10 activation error, code 0x8007232B


  1. Posts : 4
    windows 10 home pro
       15 May 2017 #1

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 2,348
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       15 May 2017 #2

    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 4
    windows 10 home pro
    Thread Starter
       15 May 2017 #3

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    19 May 2017 #5

    Aeryn said: 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. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	40 
Size:	2.3 KB 
ID:	135600


    It is what it says after Product Key Channel that is important.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    19 May 2017 #6

    cereberus said: View Post
    Run slmgr /dlv from an admin command prompt and post image of this part

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	40 
Size:	2.3 KB 
ID:	135600


    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    19 May 2017 #7

    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 4
    windows 10 home pro
    Thread Starter
       19 May 2017 #8

    cereberus said: View Post
    Run slmgr /dlv from an admin command prompt and post image of this part

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	40 
Size:	2.3 KB 
ID:	135600


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

    Here's a screenshot
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 4
    windows 10 home pro
    Thread Starter
       19 May 2017 #9

    NavyLCDR said: 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    19 May 2017 #10

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


  •  

    Related Threads
    Activation Error 0x8007232B in Windows Updates and Activation
    On Domain environment recently upgraded Windows 8.1 Pro with Windows Update Server but Windows 10 Pro unable to activate. However i click on manual activation button but nothing happens. Steps i Already performed :...
    Windows 10 Pro Error Code 0x8007232B in Windows Updates and Activation
    On Domain environment recently upgraded Windows 8.1 Pro with Windows Update Server but Windows 10 Pro unable to activate. However i click on manual activation button but nothing happens. Any Suggestions & help 91733
    Ok, so I am running VMware Workstation 12 Player and I've looked around on the web and found some Windows 10 .iso files. Installs great. I can choose any edition of Windows 10, whether it's Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, or Education. After I've...
    activate windows Error code: 0x8007232B in Windows Updates and Activation
    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0): ----------------------------------------- Windows Validation Data--> Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS Validation Code: 6 Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012 Windows Product Key:...
    Windows 10 Activation Error Code: 0x8007007B in Windows Updates and Activation
    I upgraded from 8.1 on Dell XPS 8700 and the download and installation completed flawlessly. I did a winver and it shows Windows 10 Build 10240. However, it will not validate, showing the error below. "The filename, directory name, or volume...
    Our Sites
    Site Links
    About Us
    Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:11.
    Find Us