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Posted on Jan 10, 2014 in Featured

How Can I Activate my Windows 8 Online?

Despite the fact that most of us use computers on a daily basis, we are still struggling with the features of the operating systems. One of the most common questions that computer users  are asking themselves is: How Can I Activate my Windows 8 Online?. If you too are dealing with this issue, then you will find the following instructions to be very helpful.

How can I activate my Windows 8 online after cleaning or upgrading the operating system?

The Windows 8 activation needs to be performed in certain key moments in order for the manufacturers to avoid dealing with counterfeit products. One of the situations when the activation is required is after performing an upgrade install or a clean install. Usually, Microsoft requires the users to insert the license key during the installation process. There are certain computers such as the OEMPCs which have the license key imbedded in the firmware of the pre-installed Windows. These computers do an automatic activation so the user doesn’t go through any trouble. Unless you have a OEMPC, you simply introduce the key when the system requires you to do so after which you resume the installation process.


How can I activate my Windows 8 online?- Alternative method

The method presented above only works in certain situations when the Windows requires the activation key. However, this doesn’t always happen, especially if you install Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise. In this case, you have to do the activation manually. There are three ways in which you can do this. First, you need to change the product key in order to enter your license key. Open the Run dialogue, type in “slui.exe 3” enter and your 25 digit product key. You can also open the Control Panel, click the System icon, open the Activate Window and enter the key right under the Activate Windows icon. Another way to go is to open the power users task menu, open the system pane, click on Activate Windows and then insert the license key. The activation will occur as soon as an internet connection is found. You can check the activation status in order to make sure that everything went on as it should. You can check the status by using the Start+ Pause keyboard shortcut.

These are the basic steps that you need to follow in order to activate Windows 8. These steps are only useful if you have an original Windows license. If that is not your case, then you need to download a Windows 8 Activator.