A new Windows 10 installation and immediately I got spammed with event 8200 / event ID 8200 – License acquisition failure details. hr=0x80072EE7 in my event log:
Log Name: Application
Event ID: 8200
Description: License acquisition failure details. hr=0x80072EE7
Is this a normal error that you can safely ignore? In most cases: Yes. Error 0x80072EE7 means you had no internet connection at the time of the activation or license acquisition. In case of a fresh Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019 installation, this is completely normal if you’re about to set up a wireless connection.
How to fix event 8200
When should you not ignore this event error? If you’re visiting this blog on the same computer as which you have the licensing problem 🙂 In that case, you’re internet is running fine, and you’re really having an activation issue. Follow the fixes below to find the cause of event id 8200 and solve your problem
Fix 1: check your proxy
Your proxy settings may block or route your traffic. Open Internet Options, go to tab Connections, click “LAN Settings” and verify your proxy settings are correct.
Fix 2: Try a rearm
In some cases, Windows cannot reactivate because your grace period expired (error 0xc004f009). A slmgr /rearm solves the problem. Open command prompt as administrator and type “slmgr /rearm“. Wait a few seconds and it will complete successfully. Oh, and btw: if you don’t run as administrator, you will see the following error 😉
Fix 3: Activate to KMS with the correct GVLK
If you’re trying to activate in your own domain, and you’re sure your KMS server is up and running, you may have supplied the wrng GVLK. Find the right KMS Client Setup Key and enter the following commands in an elevated command prompt:
slmgr /ipk <key>
Fix 4: Activate to specific KMS Host
If fix 3 didn’t work,. you may want to try this one as a last resort: specify the KMS Host manually.
Still having issues? Leave a comment! I’d be happy to help!