MS Windows 8
Open an Elevated Command Prompt from File Explorer
Windows 8 activation error: Code 0x8007232b
You can do that from the GUI too!
Earlier I posted about the command line tricks required to activate Windows 8 installed from a volume licence media, because it seemed that the Change product key window is missing from the new OS (this was the case of the Activation Error: Code 0x8007232b. DNS Name does not exist – just for the search engines).
Well, the window is there, but you need a new way to display it. Here is the magic word you can enter into a Run dialog:
And here comes the well-known Enter product key to activate Windows dialog:
Could someone bring back the button to the Computer properties window, please?
If you installed Windows 8 from a volume licence media, you will probably see the following error message when you try to activate Windows:
Activation Error: Code 0x8007232b
DNS Name does not exist
The solution, just like earlier with Windows Server 2008, is to enter a valid product key, that was not requested during installation.
Unfortunately, this new version of Windows does not provide the Change product key option in the Computer properties window, so you will need an elevated Command Prompt:
slmgr.vbs –ipk "ENTER-YOUR-PRODUCT-KEY-HERE"
That’s all, now you can activate Windows without any error (hopefully).