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Windows 8 Basics, Tips, Tricks and other related useful Infos

When you install Windows 8 Enterprise downloaded from MSDN for example, setup completes without asking for product key, and won’t be activated. You will see OS build number at lower right corner of desktop screen, and system info shows windows not activated.

Windows 8 Enterprise activation 1

By default, Enterprise version is set to KMS certificate mode. To switch to MAK and use product key you got from MSDN, you need to run some commands.

There are two ways, GUI and CUI style to switch to MAK.

For GUI style, press “Win + R” key and type

slui 3

Windows 8 Enterprise activation 2

Window asking for product key will pop up, enter product key and you are done.

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Windows 8 Enterprise activation 5

Right after closing window, you will still see build number at lower right corner of screen, but will go away after sign-out and back in.

Windows 8 Enterprise activation 6

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For CUI style, press “Win + X” key and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”.

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In command prompt, enter

slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Where XXXX is a product key.

Windows 8 Enterprise activation 9

Windows 8 Enterprise activation 10Now you are ready to go.


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