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How To Fix Windows 8 Error Code 0x8007007B

by RegMender Editorial Team on Nov.28, 2012, under Windows 8 Error

While attempting to install and activate Windows 8, the Windows 8 error code 0x8007007B may crop up similar to the following message:

Error code: 0x8007007B
Error description: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

To resolve this issue, try these steps below:

  1. Click the "Start" button, and typ "cmd" in the search box.
  2. Right-click the command prompt, and then choose "Run as administrator".
  3. Type "slmgr.vbs / ipk xxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx" (X is your 25 digit product key) to update the key, and then press Enter.
  4. Type "slmgr.vbs / ato" to activate Windows 8, and then press Enter.
  5. If the error still exists, go to step 6.
  6. Click the "Start" button again, and typ "run" in the search box.
  7. Type "Slui 3" in the Run box, and enter your 25 digit product key, and then click "Activate".
  8. Open the command windows again, type "sfc /scannow" and press Enter.

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4 Comments on How To Fix Windows 8 Error Code 0x8007007B

  • Bradley
    Sup there, I think your piece of command works quite well, and it does succeed. But the only thing is I could only get the first stage successed, after step 3. So, After step 3 its not working and the error still existed?? I dont know and not too sure how to continue on after checking the last step?? what do we do then?? restart the pc or what else?? Are there any other steps you might have similar to this one? or any other menthods to try and activate this?? Big thanks anyways. It was helpful but works half for mine, but the other half still existed!! error code 0X8007007B - this is shows!! after done all your steps and follows. what your other way or ideas?? Could you please kindly and cordially let us know ASAP. ta ta thanks alot!! need help definitely. we all do . .. and what if I enter a different activation key would that be a problem though or more issues then?? Cheers mateBradley
  • sergio
    hey there...m getting dis error after i enter d product key!!wht m i supposed to do..pls lemme knw wht to do!!thnx
  • gabe
    Go into "run" and type slui 3 and then copy and paste product key
  • Bradley
    What is the product key?? isn't it a joke .. . problem still existed today 5th July 2013?!! please help mate!!

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