How to Activate Windows 8


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.

Step 1. Go to the search box and type "Cmd" right-click on the command prompt icon and select "Run as Administrator".

Run as administrator

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}

command prompt

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

Command prompt

Step 4. Now go to the Desktop screen right-click on the "My Computer" icon and select "Properties". Now you will see "Windows is Activated".

Control panel Home


In this article, we learned about how to Activate Windows 8.

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