Windows 8 Activation Error : The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect
When trying to activate my Windows 8 , I received this error screen :
First thing to do was to ask Google for help 😉
And I found that the problem is documented in this Microsoft Support Article.
To resolve the problem, follow these instructions :
- Open the command prompt and run it as an administrator.
- Type the following command: slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX ( 5*5 X is your product Key)
3. You should see this pop up window within a few seconds :
Now if you go back to the Control Panel and try to activate
You will receive this message
Now enjoy your Windows 8 🙂