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How to activate Windows 8 Enterprise Edition

27 Aug

After installing and using Windows 8 Enterprise edition, it prompted me to activate my copy. “Sure thing!” I thought to myself. I went to System and clicked on the activate options. When I hit activate, it came back with an error stating that I could not activate with the current product key.

But there was no option to change the product key. So after a quick search on the internet, I found a solution.

  1. Open a command prompt in elevated mode (run as administrator)
  2. Type the following command:
  3. slmgr.vbs -ipk PRODUCT KEY
  4. Replace the PRODUCT KEY with your valid Windows 8 Enterprise key.

You can now activate Windows 8 without an error.

I would have thought it to be easier from Microsoft’s perspective to leave the Windows 7 way of activating the same in Windows 8. But no, that would have been way to easy.

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Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Windows 8

 

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