SOLVED: Windows Can’t Be Activated Right Now 0x8007232b – Windows 8

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 useful 🙂


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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 . The solution may be to use a free tool to pull out that key. I have used 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?

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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–>

    HWID Data–>

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data–>

    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

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