Windws 8 Activate error DNS name does not exist

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Hi tech people,

I think I am in the serious problem please help to sort the error. When I try to activate the Windows 8 in the computer, I ended up with an error message. I was stuck here without any prior knowledge I am not able to proceed further. For your information, I tried the online activation process to activate windows 8. Someone could help me to solve this error. Thanks for your help.


Error Details

The following information was found for this error.

Code 0x80072328


  DNS name does not exist.

Answered By 70 points N/A #171820

Windws 8 Activate error DNS name does not exist



This issue is a very much known problem. This is present on Windows 7, 8, Vista etc. OS. In order to fix this issue, do the followings

  1. Start Command Prompt with administrative privilege.
  2. Run the following command:
    slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Here, “xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx” means your MAK product key.

This will show you a success dialogue box that will ensure the installation of the product key.

For more troubleshooting, you may take the help of this Microsoft KB 929826.


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