How To Fix Windows 10 Activation Error 0x8007251D

In this article I will show you how to easily fix the windows 10 activation error 0x8007251D.

To Fix The Windows 10 Activation Error 0x8007251D you need to verify that your internet connection is working, then re enter your Windows 10 Product Code and try to activate. If you still get an error we will need to activate windows 10 via the command line.

What Causes The Windows 10 Activation Error 0x8007251D

The activation error 0x8007251D will appear when you are manually trying to activate windows 10.

The activation error 0x8007251D usually appears because your machine is having issues communicating with the microsoft servers or there is an issue with the windows 10 product key that has been entered in to your system.

When you see the error it will show the text

Error code: 0x8007251D
Error description: No records found for the given DNS query
Windows can’t activate. Try again later

How To Fix Windows 10 Activation Error 0x8007251D

How To Resolve The Windows 10 Activation Error 0x8007251D

To resolve the windows 10 activation error 0x8007251D we need to perform a few fixes.

Fix 1 : Re-Activate Windows 10

The first thing we need to do is re-activate windows 10, to do this follow these steps.

  1. Restart your machine
  2. Open internet explorer and confirm you can get to the internet, can you get to this site
  3. Locate your windows 10 product key, if you need help with this check out this article
  4. Click start and click on settings (Cog icon)
    start settings
  5. Click on update and security
    update and security
  6. Click on activation in the left hand side menu.
  7. Click on change product key.
    windows 10 manual activation
  8. Enter the windows 10 product code and click next
    enter a product key
  9. If all went well you should see the message “Windows is activated”
    windows is activated
  10. If you are still getting the error, continue to the next step

Fix 2 : Re-Activate Windows 10 Via CMD

Sometimes activating windows 10 via the gui does not work and we need to activate via the CMD (Command prompt) to do this follow these steps

  1. Click start and type in cmd and right click on the command prompt application and click on run as administrator
    command prompt administrator
  2. If you get prompted by UAC click yes
    uac prompt cmd
  3. In the command prompt window type in  slmgr.vbs –ipk @@PRODUCT [email protected]@ replace @@PRODUCT [email protected]@ with your product key
    slmgr windows 10 product key
  4. If no errors appear this means the command ran with no issues.
  5. Next run the command slmgr.vbs -ato and hit enter, windows 10 should now activate.
    slmg vbs ato
  6. If you have a company machine and are using a KMS server you will be able to use the following windows 10 kms product codesWindows 10 Education = NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2
    Windows 10 Education = N2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ
    Windows 10 Enterprise = NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43
    Windows 10 Enterprise N = DPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4
  7. Next lets confirm that windows is activated. Open file explorer from the start menu
    start menu file explorer
  8. Right click on this pc and select properties
    this pc properties
  9. Under window activation you will see the activation state. You should see Windows is activated as shown below.
    windows 10 is activated
  10. If you are still having issues with activating windows 10 continue to the next step

Fix 3 : Run Activation Troubleshooter

Windows 10 comes with a built-in windows troubleshooter application that we can use to resolve this activation error 0x8007251D.  To use this tool follow these steps.

  1. Click start and click on settings (Cog icon)
    start settings
  2. Click on update and security
    update and security
  3. Click on activation in the left hand side menu.
  4. Click on troubleshoot at the bottom of the page
    windows 10 activation troubleshooter
  5. The troubleshooter application will now run and will fix any issues that it finds

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