Windows Activation Error 0x80072F8F

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Hi,

I'm getting the below error code 0x80072F8F  when trying to activate the windows (Windows server 2008 R2). Though i tried the following methods to resolve the issue unfortunately issue remains the same
Method 1: I checked the date, time, year in BIOS and on windows as well and they were accurate. I also set the date or year back and restarted the system (set date one year back, reboot, set actual date, reboot, activate) but no luck

Method 2: Changed the media boot install registry key from 1 to 0 

Kindly let me know if there is any workaround to activate windows other than the above mentioned methods.


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Thanks in advance

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Error: 0x80072F8F: Content decoding has failed
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