How To Fix: Windows Activation Error 0x8007232C

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Error code: 0x8007232C occurs when you try to activate Windows Vista or Windows 7 and activate a copy of Windows outside a KMS server (usually outside the company). The KMS server is located in a domain environment, and if you try to validate the Windows copy, you receive this error.

This error is usually associated with the activation of the volume license.

This post contains information that will show you how to correct your 0x8007232c Windows activation error manually and automatically. In addition, this blog post will help you troubleshoot some common error messages related to the 0x8007232c activation error you may receive.


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Activation by phone

To manually activate Windows 7 (activation by phone)

1) Click on Start and enter the following in the search box: slui.exe 4

2) Then press the “ENTER” button.

3) Select your “country” from the list.

4) Select the “Phone activation” option.

5) Stay on the phone (do not dial/press the options) and wait for someone to help you activate it.

6) Clearly explain your problem to the supporter.

Microsoft Genuine Diagnostics Tool

For a more in-depth analysis, you must run the Microsoft Genuine Diagnostics Tool :

Click on Start, type: CMD

Right-click on CMD, then click Run as administrator.

At the command prompt, type: slmgr.vbs /ato to enable and update the KMS client information to update the values.

Please note that since you are using a KMS key to activate your Windows installation, you must connect to the KMS server. KMS installations require you to reconnect to the server every 180 days to reactivate it.

Using SLUI

click on START (brings you to the tiles)
Type RUN
Enter Slui 3 and press ENTER.
SLUI 1 opens the window with the activation status.
SLUI 2 opens the activation window.
SLUI 3 opens the CHANGE PRODUCT KEY window.
Enter your product key

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