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    Default error 0x80072F8F when activating Windows 8 RP

    Hi all,

    I am using the windows 8 32bit version. When I try to activate Win8, I keep getting a error 0x80072F8F. I used the exact product key provided. I couldn't activate the system for a couple of days sense I have no internet at home and had to wait until today when I got to my local library.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: error 0x80072F8F when activating Windows 8 RP

    When you enter the key exactly as shown, there is no activation, it is automatically activated. You should not have to go through an activation process. Since this is a beta release, activation is not necessary.

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    Default Re: error 0x80072F8F when activating Windows 8 RP

    0x80072f8f usually happens when your computer date/time differs from the servers by too large an amount. So please check your clock.

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    Method 1: Perform the steps mentioned below and see if it helps.
    a: Right Click at the bottom left of the screen and select System.
    b: Click View Details in Windows Activation under Windows Activation
    c: Click Activate

    Note: Make sure you are connected to the Internet when performing this step.

    Method 2: Perform the steps mentioned below and see if it helps.

    a: Right Click at the bottom left of the screen and select Run.

    b: Now type Slui 4 in the Run dialog box and hit enter.

    c: Select the nearest location and click next.

    From: microsoft answer

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    Default Re: error 0x80072F8F when activating Windows 8 RP

    Thanks for answers. That works fine now. I checked the time and changed to correct time, then ok.

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    Default Re: error 0x80072F8F when activating Windows 8 RP

    Glad your problem is solved. Please come again.

    This thread points out a great trouble shooting tool. Plug the error code into Google and search it. Somewhere others have had the same problem and you might find a solution that helps you.

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