Every Windows 7/8/8.1 user gets a free upgrade to Windows 10 OS according to the very latest policy of Microsoft. But, not every time the user gets automatic activation of Windows 10 due to some internal error. Many users get Windows activation error. No matter whether you are a genuine Windows user or not, at the time of Windows 10 activation, you might get the following message with error code 0x8007267c.
We couldn’t activate Windows.
Error contacting Microsoft. Please make sure your device is connected to the internet.
A user gets the error code only while trying to activate Windows 10 after a fresh installation or after a successful upgradation. Windows 10 is a modern OS from every perspective and is equally useful for regular uses, advanced uses, programming, gaming, etc. and it is a bug free OS from every corner. Yet, the very common and initial problem of Windows 10 that a user faces initially is Windows activation problem 0x8007267c. No matter what installation method you use to install the OS, you might get error anytime. The Windows 10 version remains non-activated until you fix the error and activate the Windows version properly with a genuine serial key.
If the problem remains undetected for more than three days, you will have no access to your Windows 10 system after 3 days and with-in this grace period, the Windows personalizations and customizations are almost impossible.
The 0x8007267c error is very similar in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. You can’t find any solution unless you find the actual problem. Therefore, at first, try to find the particular problem that causes the issue and only after then, you can apply the possible solution to fix Windows 0x8007267c error. However, multiple problems together can cause the issue any time. In this case, the solution is harder relatively.
In this guide, I describe about the possible causes and error specific solutions of this particular problem.
Fix Windows 10 Activation Problem – Error Code 0x8007267c
Method #1: Check Your Internet Connection and DNS Error
To fix error code 0x8007267c in Windows 10, you should definitely check your wi-fi/broadband internet connection first. This error code occurs only when you try to activate your Windows copy over internet network. You will be getting error until your Windows product key will be verified by Microsoft’s activation server. So, confirm that you have configured the DNS server configuration properly. You can ping your DNS to check whether the DNS server works fine for you or not. To fix DNS problem you can use the below command:
cscript \windows\system32\slmgr.vbs –ato
If you have a good internet connection, then, at least try to activate using any alternative network. If you still keep getting such error, then, there might be a problem with Microsoft’s windows activation server or the server is overloaded. Note that, you should have a valid Windows 10 activation key.
To activate Windows online without getting any error, you can take a help of “change product key” program of Microsoft. See the instructions below:
- Open cmd.exe with administrative priviledge.
- Press Enter
- Type the Windows product key
- Click on Activate button
You need a active internet connection to get the above activation method done. You can fix 0x8007267c Windows activation error thus.
Method #2: Try Phone Base Activation to Fix Error Code 0x8007267c
The above mentioned method will definitely fix the error message. If you are still getting error you can take help of Microsoft’s phone verification service to make your Windows 10 copy activated. For this you need to change your product key to MAK key. You can convert your existing product key to MAK key using the following command:
slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
After that launch phone activation wizard by using this
slui.exe 4 command. Then follow the on-screen instruction. You need to call Microsoft’s helpline, verify your Windows serial key and get the Windows activation code to complete the Windows activation successfully. Thus, you can fix the error code 0x8007267c and bypass Windows 10 activation error window.
Fix Windows 10 Activation Error 0x8007267c: Pros and Cons
Aforementioned methods are the only solution of 0x8007267c error. The error occurs only when you have not configured internet connection to your PC or laptop. Many software companies offer 0x8007267c error fixing utility tool to bypass the Windows 10 error. But, we recommend not to use such a software or Windows application. The only recommend methods are: (1) Online activation (2) Offline activation. If you have a good internet connection, then use of method one is relatively easier. However, a Windows user who does not have an internet connection, can activate Windows without getting any activation error 0x8007267c by following the method two i.e. by phone activation. If both of the above methods fail, you definitely contact Microsoft’s helpline to fix the error 0x8007267c while activating your Windows 10 copy.
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