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.
- Open a command prompt in elevated mode (run as administrator)
- Type the following command:
- slmgr.vbs -ipk PRODUCT KEY
- 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.