The solution is to:

  1. click START (gets you to the tiles)
  2. type RUN
  3. type slui 3 and press ENTER
    1. yes, SLUI: which stands for SOFTWARE LICENSING USER INTERFACE
      1. SLUI 1 brings up the activation status window
      2. SLUI 2 brings up the activation window
      3. SLUI 3 brings up the CHANGE PRODUCT KEY window
      4. SLUI 4 brings up the CALL MICROSOFT & MANUALLY ACTIVATE window
  4. Type in your product key
  5. Have a nice day.

See the screen shots below.

I just downloaded my Windows 8 Enterprise from Technet / MSDN, wiped the hard drive on my brand new Acer Timeline X, and installed it.  I did the same thing with an identical Acer Time Line but on that unit, I had yanked the hard disk and installed a spanky new Kingston V200+ SSD.  Both of these laptops had the same problems:

  1. When I tried to activate them they showed “Windows Can’t Be Activated Right Now” DNS error 0x8007232b
  2. There was no link to CHANGE THE PRODUCT KEY

 

 SLUI came out with Windows Vista and if you want more details you might find support.microsoft.com/kb/921471 useful 🙂


57 Comments

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Evan · July 21, 2017 at 9:11 pm

Whoever Wrote This Needs A Hug.

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Joe S Murray · June 23, 2017 at 9:13 am

Error 0xc004b100 / Cannot activate windows at this time

I solved this problem by rebooting, unplugging internet cable and or disconnecting from wireless. Then entered the product key and used Microsoft’s phone activation. It was successfully activated.

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Ascella · June 6, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Hey, there, umm… So, I got a computer with a built-in windows and I don’t know the product key thing… And I can’t activate the windows OS because of this… Any possible solutions?

    Ian Matthews

    Ian Matthews · June 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Ascella; Most people need a “COA” Certificate of Authenticity which will include a long product key. However, if your PC is from a major vendor like Dell or Toshiba and shipped with Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, that product key is buried in the systems firmware. Windows is supposed to pick up that key automatically but I have seen it fail MANY times. The details (if you care) are http://www.urtech.ca/2013/06/solved-missing-windows-8-coa-certificate-of-authenticity-cd-key/ . The solution may be to use a free tool to pull out that key. I have used http://neosmart.net/OemKey/ many times without incident.

    I hope this helps.

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Kole · March 13, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Mine just says that i need to try again later, ive done that many times. Ive fixed the time and date as well, didnt work. Any advice?

    Ian Matthews

    Ian Matthews · May 29, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Yes, After it gets really ugly I would just call Microsoft and they will help you for free. We have a full list of their worldwide contact numbers available http://www.urtech.ca/2014/07/solved-how-to-call-microsoft-on-the-phone-to-activate-your-windows-or-office-product/

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matt · December 16, 2015 at 11:22 pm

thank you!!!

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Fantie · October 5, 2015 at 4:41 am

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: *****-*****-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
Windows Product Key Hash: gmNDbvZQji7KOiUWbAAATBm+IY8=
Windows Product ID: 00330-80000-00000-AA822
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: N/A, hr=0x8007007a
ID: {067D8773-961D-424D-9DE9-CB47487147CB}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 10 Pro
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 10240.th1.150709-1700
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data–>
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data–>
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data–>
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data–>
Office Status: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics:

Browser Data–>
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data–>
File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\licdll.dll[Hr = 0x80070002]
File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oembios.bin[Hr = 0x80070002]
File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oembios.dat[Hr = 0x80070002]
File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oembios.sig[Hr = 0x80070002]

Other data–>
Office Details: {067D8773-961D-424D-9DE9-CB47487147CB}1.9.0027.0×32*****-*****-*****-*****-3V66T00330-80000-00000-AA8220S-1-5-21-3961427786-2044308948-3680924143BIOSTAR GroupG41D3CAmerican Megatrends Inc.080015 20110824000000.000000+000CDB80600018400F808090809Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)03111
N/A, hr = 0x80070424

Windows Activation Technologies–>
N/A

HWID Data–>
HWID Hash Current: MgAAAAAABAABAAEAAgABAAAAAQABAAEAJJTwskjkqnbMBoCfahO8tBACGoAWUvZKRso=

OEM Activation 1.0 Data–>
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data–>
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
MCFG 082411 OEMMCFG
FACP 082411 FACP1515
APIC 082411 APIC1515
OEMB 082411 OEMB1515
GSCI 082411 GMCHSCI
SSDT DpgPmm CpuPm

    Ian Matthews

    Ian Matthews · December 27, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I would look into http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/what-is-file-mismatch-in-validation-of-windows-8/7ea05792-fc88-4321-8cf0-a484c988b6e7?auth=1

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