Error 8 is often caused by a network connection problem

Error 8 will occur when trying to activate or re-validate on a disconnected or misconfigured network connection. This is common on laptops where a wireless or wired connection is possible.

Disabling inactive network connections

  • Connect to the Internet
  • Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center
  • Click “Change adapter settings”
  • Here you will see a list of the current network connections. Right click -> Disable any of the connections you know to be inactive.
  • Try to start and activate EQ7 again.