Unable to Activate Windows 10 (Pre-Installed) | Err 0x80072F8F

 I purchased my Dell Laptop (Inspiron 15 5559 i5) with Windows 10 pre-installed, a week back from now.
I am unable to Activate Windows, and the prompt to Activate it is a permanent watermark on my screen. Please help!
The error code is as in the screenshots attached.

Searched and found this, but there are no network problems, and the date and time is correct and set to automatic.

You might see this error if the date and time for the PC is incorrect, or Windows has trouble connecting to the online activation service and can't verify your product key.


I'm located in India.

Your key didn't help either.

Although, after that, I did change my Internet network to a different one on a hunch, and my Key worked, and Windows was activated smoothly! So guess my previous LAN firewall was blocking the Microsoft server communication channel.

Thanks for the help! :)

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Last updated January 28, 2018 Views 211 Applies to: