Activate Windows 10 Error 0x8007007B

Alberto 0 Reputation points

Hello, I've been trying to activate Windows 10 for a while now, but I can't due to error 0x8007007B. I saw in other forums that they used the following commands:
slmgr -upk

slmgr -cpky

slmgr -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX (obviously using a valid key)

slmgr -ato

All the commands execute correctly, but when using the command slmgr -ato, I get the following error:

Activation Windows(R), Professional edition

(2de67392-b7a7-462a-b1ca-108dd189f588) ...

Error: 0x8007007B The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. (SWbemObjectEx)
Anotación 2024-06-21 124143

I already tried using sfc /scannow in PowerShell, but I think nothing can fix it.Anotación 2024-06-21 141400

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  1. S.Sengupta 17,141 Reputation points MVP

    Ensure the date, time, and time zone settings are correct.

    Open Settings

    Go to Update & Security > Activation.

    Click on Troubleshoot.

    Follow the instructions provided by the troubleshooter.


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  2. S.Sengupta 17,141 Reputation points MVP

    Go to Settings > System > Activation and click on Troubleshoot.

    Ensure your system time and date are correct.


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  3. S.Sengupta 17,141 Reputation points MVP

    You may also consider Performing a Windows repair installation

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  4. Hania Lian 11,036 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Try to activate Windows by phone:

    1. Press Windows logo key + R, type slui 4 in the Open box, and select OK.
    2. Select your location (or the location nearest to you) from the drop-down list, and then select Next.
    3. Call one of the available phone numbers listed. An automated system will guide you through the activation process.
    4. If you're not able to complete activation successfully, you will be connected to Microsoft support for your region and country.

    Hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

    Hania Lian


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