Windows 8 others way activation

We are also unable to activate our Windows 8 Enterprise x64.  Fresh install.

We are getting error:

Windows couldn’t be activated

Go to Control Panel to learn about other ways to activate.

Error code: 0x8007007B

Error description: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

Got it to work by doing the following:

Run an elevated CMD window and execute slmgr.vbs -ipk “YOUR_PRODUCT_KEY”. Now you can use the activation wizard found in the control panel.

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