We have already reported about the error code 0x80072f8f in the past, because it can not only occur during Windows activation but also within Windows Updates. We have already covered the error 0x80072f8f in Windows Updates in detail in our article “Fix 0x80072f8f error code in Windows Update“.
Today we would like to discuss the error code 0x80072f8f when activating Windows. Here below you can see the original error message from Activation Error 0x80072f8f.
The activation servers are not available at the moment. Make sure that there is an Internet connection. Wait a few minutes and try again. Error code: 0x80072f8f
ELIMINATE ACTIVATION ERROR 0X80072F8F
To eliminate error code 0x80072f8f when performing Windows activation, you should try the following options.
SET WINDOWS DATE AND TIME CORRECTLY
Numerous users have reported this error code when the Windows system date or time is different during the activation process. So please check your date and time settings on the Windows client and adjust them if necessary.
Afterwards you should run a new Windows activation and check if the activation error 0x80072f8f still occurs.
CHECK INTERNET CONNECTION
As already mentioned in the error description above, you should check if the client really has a working internet connection. Usually the Microsoft activation servers are not the cause of the activation problem, but usually it is a local problem with the internet connection.
If Internet access works and the error code 0x80072f8f still occurs during Windows activation, the problem could also be due to a third-party firewall. If you are using a firewall other than the normal Windows firewall, you should deactivate it for a short time and then check whether the activation error 0x80072f8f still occurs.