However, I have been running into a problem. When Activating windows, the activation fails. You get an error message in the typical cryptic Microsoft style of error code 0x8007007b
Basically, you can not activate windows and you only have your grace period to use the system. This is a result of us using volume licensing, the solution that works best for me is as follows.
- Run the following commands
- slmgr.vbs /ipk <product key from MSDN (MAK)> (This installs the product key)
- slmgr.vbs /ato (This activates windows)
- Optional - slmgr.vbs /dlv (Shows current activation status)