How to resolve Windows license activation issues

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Case #

You are running a supported version of the Windows operating system, whose license you need to activate. You may encounter various possible error messages during license activation. This article provides guidance on how to resolve Windows license activation issues.

One example of Windows license activation error is the following error with error code 0x80072EE2. We can't activate Windows on this device right now. You can try activating again later or go to the Store to buy genuine Windows.

Solution #

There are various Windows license activation methods, the major ones being KMS and MAK.

You should review the following KB articles of this blog, which are related to Windows license activation issues.

Furthermore, if your license activation issue is not resolved by following guidance from any of the KB articles below, follow the steps below for troubleshooting Windows license activation issues:

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