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How to activate windows 8 behind the college proxy server? Error code : 0x8004fe33 I've tried netsh winhttp to configure the system proxy but no success.

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To me, using MSDN Windows 8 Enterprise, I needed to do command-line activation like so:… – Andreas Reiff Oct 18 '12 at 8:18

The most common cause of that error code is a proxy requiring basic authentication but not configured to whitelist some specific URLS needed for activation. The suggested work-around for the user (in opposition to the proxy owner) is to use phone activation, by running "slui 4".

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Thanks. I finally did it by running internet via my phone connection. – 8cp Mar 2 '12 at 4:10

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