How to Activate Windows 8
In this post I will be giving tutorial on ‘How to Activate your Windows 8’.
Activating Windows 8:
While talking about the Windows 8 Activation, there are mainly two methods available for you to try out. First one is the straight ‘License key’ and later is the ‘Double Click’ method using an activator. In either of the methods, you could easily activate your Windows 8. For activating your operating system through the former method, the use of license key comes important and it is not possible unless you have got the original license key from the official page from where you downloaded the software.
Windows 8 Activation through license key
For the perfect working of this method, you will surely need an original license key that has been given to you in the time of purchase/download.
Step 1: On the desktop move your cursor over the right most corner (top or bottom) to pop out certain items including settings, start, search etc.
Step 2: Click on ‘Search’ icon and type ‘cmd’ in the box that appears. This lets you search for Command Prompt and once it comes within the results area, click on it.
Step 3: Then a Command Prompt window appears and you will have to type ‘slui 3′ (with space in between slui and 3) and press Enter.
Step 4: This will take you to the Windows Activation panel and within the ‘Product key’ box, enter your product/license key that we discussed earlier.
Step 5: Your Windows 8 will be activated as soon as you click the ‘Activate’ box below.
If you are in trouble, then try checking your product key once again. If still not working, most probably your product key will be wrong or useless.
For checking the activation status you need to just press the corresponding keyboard shortcut (Start + Pause). Congratulations you have now successfully done with activating Windows 8.