Windows 8.1 makes activating Windows 8 the most seamless experience yet. You don’t even have to manually do anything the minute it detects an active Internet connection. I was so impressed with even on my slow GPRS connection. Activating Windows 8.1 affords certain benefits, such as the ability to enable unique features native to this release, example:
- Show my desktop background on Start
- Search everywhere instead of just my apps when I search from the Apps view
So lets activate Windows 8.1 (remember, if you have active Internet Connection, Windows 8 likely already done this for you). But if you are located somewhere where there is not Internet, then you can use the following procedures.
1. Press Windows key + I on your keyboard or activate the Settings Charm bar by pointing the mouse pointer in the right hand corner and click Settings ‘gear’ icon.
Under PC settings, click Activate Windows
Click the option that best suits you.