The Multifunctioning DBA

Aug 18 2012   10:36PM GMT

Windows 8 Enterprise Activation

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

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I mentioned that I downloaded Windows 8 from my TechNet subscription, but I had one heck of a time getting it to activate. When installing the Enterprise version the installer never asks you for your product key. I thought this was strange but I went with it until I could not customize my desktop with an un-activated copy. So I went and got my legit key from TechNet and attempted to go change my key. I went into the activation wizard and found no option to change the key. I did some research and found a command line option to set the key. Here you go.

slmgr.vbs /ipk <Product Key>

change your key

slmgr.vbs /ato

Activate windows.

I hope this will help someone.

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