Ok, you have problems to activate Windows 7, right?
Either you are getting the error codeEE2 or the system can’t find your slui.exe (the exe that is required to activate win7).
I have a solution!
If you are running the AVG (best choice so far) firewall it will block the slui.exe and you will not be able to activate Windows 7. To disable the firewall process you need admin privileges.
First of all you will have to learn how to activate the hidden administrator account in Windows 7:
Activating the hidden admin account
Goto “Start” and enter “cmd” into the search
field.Do not just hit enter. Hold CTRL + Shift and hit Enter! That’s the shortcut to run this as an admin.
Enter the command you can see above:
net user administrator /active:yes
This will activate the hidden admin account.
Simply switch the user account now (Start – select from pulldown menu “shutdown” -> “switch users”.) and you will see the admin account!
Click on the admin icon to switch to that user. Once you are logged in you can disable your firewall which blocked the slui.exe!
Disabling the firewall service
Open the task-manager. Select the tab “services” and locate the AVG firewall service by hitting the key “a” several times. Search for AVGfws8 – right-click -> turn it off.
Activating Windows .. finally
Now open the cmd.exe again (as described above) and enter “slui.exe” to run it. Activate Windows. Done!
Thanks, that helped me out. I had same issue except McAffee was blocking it on mine. Turned off firewall and sure enough it worked !! Good guide
You are welcome :)
Firewalls can be annoying, but better safe than sorry.
Thanks for the tip! I just needed to disable the AVG firewall for the Activation to succeed.
What is the STRG button ??
Well, what keyboard do you use? A keyboard from europe, usa has a “STRG” key right below “Shift” or left of “Windows-key”.
Sorry, that was confusing .. US keyboard obviously has a CTRL key not a STRG key. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
Excellent, I got it to work, the Microsoft Activation Key, I am currently using McAfee and I just disable the Firewall for 30 mins.
I get an access denied error when I type the command?
which Build are you running and do you already have an admin account?
This could be a permission issue, try to type in cmd into the search field then right-click on “cmd” and select “run as admin”.
Then it should work. Let me know if it works.
Thanks for the response. There is no “run as admin” to select from when I right-click.
I am running Build 7100
Well, you have to run it as an administrator. Did you enter cmd and then hold STRG+Shift+Enter? That’s the shortcut to run it as an admin.
If it doesn’t work try to do a right-click on cmd.exe and select properties. Then make sure you have the rights to run it (can be found under “security”->”your username” (e.g. david).
When I try to run slui.exe it says the command is not recognised, I removed the .bak from the slui.exe.bak file but not i get an error saying to phone to activate.
Renaming slui.exe.bak to slui.exe was correct if there was no file slui.exe before.
*.bak stands for backup and it’s weird that there was only slui.exe.bak
Actually it’s not error what you get, you are supposed to activate it..wasn’t that your intention? You can do that via internet too.
Let me make this very clear:
You run the slui.exe to activate Windows 7. If you get a message: activate via phone, then it’s working! Simply select activation via internet and you are fine.
when I log in to the administrator account that came out, they ask me for a password. I have not set any password whatsoever so does anyone know the problem???
please help out thanks
I actually get an error (0x80070422) The service cannot be started….
Have you tried what I suggested? You need full rights to access the file.
You need to take ownership of slui.exe and activate the hidden admin account.
Seriously, you will fix this if you activate the admin account.
– log into REAL admin account
– enter services.msc into search field
– right-click on “Windows Update” and select properties
– Make sure to start the service and select “automatic”
Also try to set the “Windows Modules Installer” to manual startup (you will also find it in the services list).
Services.msc => list of all services
scroll down or type “W” to go to the “W” services like Windows Update
I’ve done all that but getting the same error?
Has it worked before? Which firewall did you install?
Try to shutdown everything that could possibly block the connection, double-check that you have all rights to run it.
Other than that
a) you could be infected
b) your slui.exe somehow got deleted and the slui.exe.bak is not working properly
try to get another copy of the slui.exe or do a system repair.
c) do some research
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I have a problem.
I am see the error 0*80072EE2.
Activating Windows(R)7,Ultimate edition.
On computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run ‘slui.exe 0*2a 0*80072EE2’ to display the error text.
Please Help Me.
Thanks for your help, but this is what i got, error code: 0xC004E003 and can’t activate the OS (Windows 7).
Thanks for the solution!!! It helps me activating windows 7.. ^^
What happen to my system, it come back to trial mode…. please help me!!!
I still cant understand what is this STRG ???
Im an asian ,so you cant say its below shift
what does it stand for
could you tell this thing
is this control
if it is
then its not working
Yes, sorry for the confusion STRG = CTRL
And it should work. If not, try to right-click on it and click on “run as administrator”.
If that doesn’t work look on this site for a post “activate hidden hidden admin acount” and then run it on the admin account after activating it.
For anyone else who has problems activating it, might want to look into this:
I get error
what is it
It says on a windows running non core edition cant find slui.exe 0×80072EE7
dont go :(
prblem with windows error code 0xc004e003
I didn’t get the last passage
“Activating Windows .. finally
Now open the cmd.exe again (as described above) and enter “slui.exe” to run it. Activate Windows. Done!”
how do i activate windows?
Simply open the control panel. At the bottom it says “Activate Windows Now” .. just click on that
Hi i have a problem to. when i try to activate this error is coming up for me: The following information was found for this error
The activation server determenied that the specified product key could not be used.
I`ve done everything you wrote but i cant find AVGfws8 file in
task manager. dont know what to do.
Thanks Oliver, I was running Webroot and was getting the error. Disabled the firewall for a few minutes and activated with no problem.
when i was tryin to log into my admin account created through the above process its asking for a password.i did not give any password to the code…i don know wat to do..plz help me….
have you tried leaving the password field blank? Are you sure you did not set a user password?
nice to see that u reply on my query ..
yes i have tried leaving the password field blank.but it says wrong password or username.and i am very sure that i have not put any password in it.
did you see the tutorial that I wrote for you? http://windows7themes.net/reset-admin-password-windows-7.html .. I hope that helps.
If you have a backup I would simply reset the password.
thanx olive….with your tutorial i am able to get into the admin account…i disables my avast antivirus,windows firewall,windows defender,and software protection.and tried to use toolkit 1.8.
but at the end it came up with an error.
The activation server reported that the Multiple Activation Key has exceeded its limit.
this was the error code…
which toolkit are you talking about?
I found this at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938450
So, according to them you should call their call center in Pennsylvania? Funny. MAK stands for Multiple Activation Key.
You need to reactivate your Volume (Volume Activation):
Are you using Windows 7 Enterprise? I’d try to contact Microsoft directly then.
hey i have a problem i just 1 day left for my activation please help me out dude….system 5 has error occurred.
you’re most likely on a RC client right? You can’t activate that client, you have to buy Windows 7 and do a clean install. An update is possible but clearly VERY problematic and I wouldn’t bother.
Man it says after 80% request time out
I just tried what you said but it showed a message while activating the net admin.
“system error 5 has accord
can you help me fixing it.
Help me out here. I m running dreamscene on windows 7 os and all test on my desktop have become transparent. can u help out.
@raj, did you open an elevated command prompt? Read this to find out how: http://windows7themes.net/how-to-open-elevated-command-prompt-in-windows-7.html
@Sama, what exactly is not working? Please post on our forums if you have a problem that is not related to activating Windows 7.
what is the meaning of ‘ the program can’t start because sppcommdlg.dll is missing from your computer’??I can’t run slui.exe because of this
Azizi that file is needed for the Software Licensing UI API. If you want to make it work, I would try to repair your system files using sfc.exe
what if i want to hActivate windows7 so that that annoying ‘not genuine’ popup doesnt show..
can i activate windows 7 enterprise offline??
Yes you can activate Windows 7 offline via phone support.
Run slui.exe as described above, select your country, write down the phone number, call the support, wait and get help to activate Windows offline. Should be easy and the support is usually very friendly, I had to call there sometimes.. so don’t worry they’ll guide you through it.
hey sOliver, i was using the eset smart essential AV… .can you help me with my problem about my OS… .every 2 hours, my laptop will be reboot or restart..some of my friends said that i dont have a license on my oS…. please if you have time, mail me… [email protected]
hi guys, can you help me, please,
I’ve same error and the error like this…
On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run ‘slui.exe 0x2a 0x80070424’ to display the error text.
My antivirus is Kaspersky Internet Security and my win7 have build 7600
@geophy your friend was right, you need a license for Windows 7.
@brain have you tried disabling Kaspersky before running slui.exe?
Pleasseeeeeeee need help….
I cant activate windows, tried several stuff…..
Got original CD, and key……but still cant activate it…..
Keep getting message saying that this key can no longer be used….dont know why….
Hello !!! When I go to Admin account and enter slui.exe in cmd it says : Access is denied.
Can you tell me what is the problem.
slui.exe is not recognised as internal or external command. or batch file…
after trying the above procedure
i am not using any antivirus
A problem occured when windows tried to activate.Error Code Ox80072EE2 ,I could not activate my product gcb42-4yddg-pxxv4-r4jg6-j4th4.
pls reply me soon
I’ve tried this and it didn’t work but that’s not a problem. I wanted to disable the “Administrator” account and I did, by typing: “net user administrator /active:no”.
But it still appears before loading Windows when started a laptop (asks me with which user account I want to log in).
Please help, how can I make it disappear?
Thanks in advance.
alo, do you type it in without the quotes? You can see how to do it properly here
Uh, it’s ok now. Last night I restarted laptop few times but it still appeared. Now I turned the laptop and the other account didn’t appear, so everything is ok now.
Thanks for reply, I really appreciate it.
P.S. Yeah, I typed it without the quotes.
when i start my laptop then one message window open of your window is genuine please activate your window online so how to remove this message window ?
When I hit control/shift/enter I get this in the command window:
with an arrow after the 32, so I can’t put anything in there. Also, I couldn’t find the exact AVG file you referenced, but another – AVG Watchdog, and disabled it. Any other advice
Mary, enter cmd.exe into the search bar on your Start menu
then right-click on the cmd.exe and click on Run as administrator
Then type the command seen above. This should do the trick
Thanks for that, I did what you said – I had done it before also – but the windows\system\32 comes up in the window, and when I type in slui.exe, the window pops up that says “the program can’t start because sppcommdlg,dll is missing from my computer!!”
Whatever I do with the firewall, the slui.exe file remains locked (with the icon of two keys to stress). Also, if I click on ‘Activate windows’ in the Control panel / System, I am told: ‘Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have appropriate permission to access the item.’
I am the Administrator (and the only user.) What may cause this, is this file possibly missing ? Can I download it from somewhere, and if so would it work properly ?
i have the same problem with the slui.exe. i read somewhere that this is an anti virus problem so i removed the avg but the problem persist :( i was trying to follow your steps but i dn’t have avg any longer and the slui.exe is still not working i’m getting “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.”
do you have any idea what the solution might be? or at least what is the problem! thankssss in advance.
Could you help us out ?
We have the same error on our computer, but besides an empty window nothings starts anymore (so no start button etc).
I rebooted in safe mode with cmd prompt and executed the steps shown above. AVG is stopped
Slui.exe is present and if i execute it in cmd window it seems fine, however nothing happens the computer doesn’t react… (just goes to next line of cmd prompt
Any ideas ?
Try to completely remove AVG
Also run sfc.exe to make sure your DLL files are repaired