Troubleshooting Volume Activation

Several issues can arise with volume activation; you can deal with some common issues quickly.

Common Problems

This section lists common issues that can arise with volume activation:

  • MAK depletion. MAKs can become depleted through system maintenance that requires reactivation or through system replacements. You can request additional activations through the volume license portal through which the MAK was originally acquired, by telephone, or by contacting a Microsoft licensing partner.

  • MAK activation failure. Loss of Internet connectivity is the most common cause of activation failure. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer and then test Internet connectivity. If Internet connectivity cannot be established or if MAK activation ...

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