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I had the same issue and found this fix on a blog:

I came across the following error message when activating Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM en-gb, downloaded from MSDN:

“Error 0x8007007B  The File name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.”

The Solution

Using the key provided to you (MSDN etc.) you will need to run the following in an elevated command prompt –
if you are new to Windows 8, click Start –> type “cmd” –> right-click on a command prompt and select “Run as administrator” in the bottom of the page:

Next type the following commands:


slmgr.vbs /ato

The first command will update the key.

The second command will activate Windows.

Replace the “XXXX” bits with your Windows 8 Key (you do need to enter the dashes and you don’t need to surround it with double quotes).


Graham Sivill – Martley, Worcester. UK



Run cmd as admin then type

slui 3

You then get dialogue to enter your legit key and activate.

Didn’t seem to like VMWare so I turned to VirtualBox and looked for a guide