Solving Windows 8 enterprise activation error "DNS name does not exist" 0x8007232B

So Windows 8 RTM launched yesterday and lots of people installed their copy from MSDN. I did the same but after the installation i couldn’t get my copy to activate. I kept receiving an error “DNS name does not exist ” 0x8007232B when i wanted to activate my windows copy.

windows 8 activation error 0x8007232b

The problem is that you didn’t have to fill in your key during the installation and now Windows 8 is trying to activate with a default key which is failing.

You can fix this in a few easy steps:

  • Press the “Windows” key on your keyboard or go back to the “Metro” start screen
  • type “slui 3” and press enter
  • a popup shows up where you can enter your new key. enter this key and press activate
  • Your copy of windows 8 is now activated


Enjoy windows 8!

Geert van der Cruijsen

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WP7 Emulator Skin Switcher v1.1 released – now containing 23 skins (Nokia, Samsung, HTC and more)

After the first release of my skin switcher last week I got replies from a lot of people asking for more skins of Samsung, HTC and other devices. I tried to get in contact with all the skin creators out there who had published a skin to ask if I could add it to the application. Luckily all said yes so I’ve included a lot of new skins. I also used my spare time in this holiday season to create some new skins that I couldn’t find online yet.

Version 1.1 contains a total of 23 emulator skins from popular devices as the HTC Titan, HTC Radar, HTC Trophy, HTC Mozart, HTC HD7, Samsung Focus S, Samsung Omnia W, Samsung Omnia 7, Samsung Focus, Fujitsu IS12T in green and black, ZTE Tania, Nokia Lumia 710 and the Nokia Lumia 800.

Big thanks to Jeff Wilcox, Jeff Blankenburg, Danijel Malik, Georg Kalus and Pedro Lamas for adding their skins to the application.

emulator skin switcher

You can download version 1.1 here now:

Update! version 1.2 is released and the project is moved to codeplex. you can find the newest version here:

Total list of skins:

If you created a skin or want to create a skin that’s not included and you want to get it listed in the application yet let me know and I’ll add it for you including your name and a link to your blog or website.

emulator skin switcher 2

Here are some screenshots of newly added skins


If for some reason the application is not working and your emulator stopped working after usage of the application let me know and I’ll help you to get everything working again!

Happy coding!

Geert van der Cruijsen

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