How to Activate Windows 8

Although Windows 8 does a great job taking care of product activation by self activating the minute it detects an Internet Activation, there are times you might have to invoke it yourself. Here is a quick look at how to activate your Windows 8 PC if it does not Activate automatically for you:

First, right click the left hand corner of your Windows 8 screen:


Scroll down to Windows activation:

Activate 1

Click ‘View details in Windows Activation’

Activate 2

Click Activate

Activate 3

Wait while Windows 8 activates.

Activate 4

And that’s it!


Click OK and start enjoying Windows 8.


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19 responses to “How to Activate Windows 8

  1. Shawn

    how about if u are not connected 2 the net

    • You will have to use phone activation.
      Right click the left hand corner of the Windows 8 screen
      Click Run
      Type: slui.exe 4

      2) Next press the ‘ENTER’ key

      3) Select your ‘Country’ from the list.

      4) Choose the ‘Phone Activation’ option.

      5) Stay on the phone (do not select/press any options) and wait for a person to help you with activation.

      6) Explain your problem clearly to the support person.

      • claudius

        Hie, I did as you said but the option of choosing my country is not active, its displaying Afghanistan and not giving mi an option to change, I’m in Zimbabwe

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  3. Jaime Calderon

    How about if the Acitvate button does not respond? When clicked it does not do anything.

  4. 131999

    i already chekced the windows activation. it said “Windows is not activated” . when i clicked the “View Details in Windows Activation”, it said “Windows is activated” .
    i don’t understand about this. pls help me

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  6. yasser

    0x8007007b error what should I do?

      • You’re great man, I’m in Tanzania I have a problem in activating my Pc’s windows 8 build 9200,my pc is a new Acer I have installed a windows 8 but each time when I try to activate it does reject windows 8 product key, please help me to resolve this problem, it respond the key didn’t work and how can I hack it so that these keys can be usable to my windows 8, I’m expecting much response from you to solve this, thanks.

  7. SALAH

    I am from Sudan I visited Egypt a month ago I decided to buy Windows 8 64bit pro but unfortunately did not find only Windows 8 64bit SL, in Sudan when the system was revealed to activate it reported that activation is not allowed from my location .. What can I do, or only that I have been lost $250

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  9. plz send me window pro 8 activation key

  10. Afzaal

    0xC004F074 error what should I do?

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