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Well, I restored my PC to factory settings this morning and now Window 8 is giving me an 0x8007232B "DNS name doesn't exist" error when I try to activate it.

I did some research and used the command prompt to try and activate it, but I still get the same message. Anyone ever had this issue before? My PC is pretty new and Windows 8 was pre-installed. I've tried just about everything you could find in a Google search just short of actually calling Microsoft. Also, I can't activate by phone for whatever reason it doesn't allow me the option to.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929826 ==> Seems like you have a commercial version of Windows 8.

EDIT: You might want to try this as well: http://www.coretekservices.com/2013/02/14/windows-activation-error-code-0x8007232b/
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Thanks for the reply,

That last link you sent - that's exactly what I attempted to do. After I put in the product key into that code on the command, ran as administrator, it will say: "Installed product key xxxxxx successfully", however, when I go to activate - I still get the same error.
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Thanks for the reply,

That last link you sent - that's exactly what I attempted to do. After I put in the product key into that code on the command, ran as administrator, it will say: "Installed product key xxxxxx successfully", however, when I go to activate - I still get the same error.

That would mean the cause in the first link I posted is most probably the cause for your activation issue. Better call Microsoft for help or if you'd prefer not to call, they do have a chat support team that covers activation issues for free: http://answerdesk.microsoftstore.com/msusa/en-us/answerdesk/answertech
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Cool, thanks alot. I'm going to try the chat thing, if that doesn't work I'll be calling in the AM.
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Cool, thanks alot. I'm going to try the chat thing, if that doesn't work I'll be calling in the AM.

I had this issue as well. I just called M$ and they asked me a few questions eventually they gave me a product key to activate it. ^^
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I had this issue as well. I just called M$ and they asked me a few questions eventually they gave me a product key to activate it. ^^

Yeah, I just went through the chat thing (thanks again, grss1982), I'm going to have to call the Volume License activation people in the morning, as they don't pull all-nighters like their 24/7 help folks haha. But hopefully a call is the simple fix for me as well.
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Yeah, I just went through the chat thing (thanks again, grss1982), I'm going to have to call the Volume License activation people in the morning, as they don't pull all-nighters like their 24/7 help folks haha. But hopefully a call is the simple fix for me as well.

No problem. smile.gif

Glad I could point you to the right direction, IceCreamisOK. (y)
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