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How to Activate Windows 8

Posted by Prabhakar Maurya Articles | Windows 8 December 19, 2012
In this article we are going to explain how to activate Windows 8.
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Introduction

In this article we are going to explain how to activate Windows 8. To activate Windows 8 you must have a valid product key and network connection.

There are several ways to activate Windows 8 but in this article we are using a command prompt to activate Windows 8 and you can also use this article to change the Windows 8 product key.

How to activate Windows 8

Step 1

Go to the search box and type "Cmd" and right-click on the command prompt icon and select "Run as Administrator".

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Step 2

In the command prompt type "slmgr.vbs -ipk <insert your product key here>" and press the "Enter" button. A message will be displayed with the product key in it. In this example we are using the product key for example. You can use another product key for activation.

slmgr.vbs -ipk {insert your product key here}

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Step 3

After inserting the product key type "slmgr.vbs -ato" and press Enter. A message will be displayed informing you that the product was activated successfully.

slmgr.vbs -ato

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Step 4

Now go to the Desktop screen and right-click on the "My Computer" icon and select "Properties". Now you will see "Windows is Activated".

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