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Windows activation error code 0x80072f8f (Win 10, 7, XP & Vista)

Windows activation error code 0x80072f8f is a typical issue that arises while updating, connecting to the online activation service, or when the product key is not validated during activation. When the time and date settings, as well as the timezone settings, are inaccurate, the error may show.

When the problem occurs during Windows installation, it can signify that the computer’s settings were identified to be wrong during the verification procedure. Users of Windows 10, 7, XP, and Vista have reported the problem.

 

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When trying to activate Windows 7 or Windows Vista, the Windows activation error code 0x80072F8F may occur. According to Microsoft , the error 0x80072F8F arises when you try to activate your copy of Windows 8, 7, or Vista.

 

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Incorrect date and time settings on the PC are the most prevalent cause of the Windows activation error 0x80072F8F. The methods in this article are the most successful for addressing the 0x80072F8F activation issue on Windows 8, 7, or Vista.

HOW TO FIX THE WINDOWS 8, 7 OR VISTA 0X80072F8F ACTIVATION ERROR CODE.

Method 1. Check your Date and Time Settings.

First and foremost, be certain that:

1. In BIOS, you have entered the correct Date, Time, and Year.

2. You have properly set the Date, Time, and Time Zone in Windows. If this is not the case, make the appropriate modifications and restart your computer. After rebooting, try activating your Windows copy again. If the 0x80072F8F activation error persists, change the date or year (to an earlier time), restart your computer, and try to activate Windows again.

Misconfigured time and date might be the cause of Windows activation error code 0x80072f8f. When you activate Windows, the Windows server validates your computer’s time and date. If the time and date are significantly different from the time and date on the server, the error Windows activation error 0x80072f8f will be thrown. Please follow the actions outlined below to fix the problem.

Settings in Windows 7

  • Enter “Date and Time” and press the Enter key after clicking “Windows Start.”
  • Set the Time Zone to the computer’s location.
  • Then, choose Change settings from the Internet Time Tab.”
  • Select “Synchronize with an Internet time server.”
  • Change the drop box to “time.windows.com” before clicking the “Update Now” button.
  • Before hitting “OK,” let it synchronize.
  • Check to see whether the Windows activation error code 0x80072f8f has vanished.

Settings in Windows 10

 

  • Click “Windows Start,” then type “Date and Time” and press the Enter key.
  • Check that Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically are turned on in the Date & Time Settings, and that the **Time Zone is correct.**
  • To change the time zone, temporarily disable Set time zone automatically.
  • Check to see whether the Windows activation error code 0x80072f8f has disappeared.

 

Windows Phone Activation

 

If the issue persists, contact Microsoft to activate Windows. Toll-free phone numbers for Microsoft are shown below.

 

 

 Settings in Windows 7

  • Under Activate Windows, choose “Use the automated phone system” and then click the “Show me more ways to activate” button.
  • A window will open requesting you to choose your country. Please choose the country in which the computer is physically located.
  • To proceed, click Next where the toll-free number is shown.
  • Enter the Confirmation ID from the AI automated phone system.
  • Then, click.

Settings in  Windows 8, 8.1, and 10

  1. Click Start, type slui 4, and then press the Enter key.
  2. Alternatively, use Windows key + R, type “slui 4”, and then press Enter.
  3. A window will open requesting you to choose your country. Please choose the country in which the computer is physically located.
  4. To proceed, click Next where the toll-free number is shown.
  5. When calling the toll-free number, do not close the window.
  6. Enter the Confirmation ID from the AI automated phone system.
  7. Then press the activation button.

 

Method 2. Change the MediaBootInstall registry key from 1 to 0.

1. Press Windows image + R keys to open the run command box.

2. Type regedit and press OK to open Registry Editor.

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3. Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE

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4. At the right pane, double click at MediaBootInstall REG_DWORD value and change the value data from 1 to 0.

5. Click OK and close Registry Editor.

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6. Open an administrative command prompt by going to:

a. Start -> All Programs -> Accessories.

b. Right-click at Command Prompt and click Run As Administrator.

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7. In command prompt window type: slmgr /rearm & press Enter.

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8. Click OK at “Command complete successfully” message and restart your system. (If asked to enter your product key, then type it to activate Windows.)

9. After restart, try to activate Windows.

 

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