Changing Product Key in Windows 8

21 Feb

While attempting for Windows Activation in Windows 7, it prompts for New Product Key and actives when provided.  But Windows 8 does not ask for Product Key, then how to provide this to activate windows?

Take the following steps to change product key in Windows 8:

  • Open Elevated Command Prompt.  (Right Click on Command propmt and select ‘Run As Administrator’)
  • Enter the command cscript.exe %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX where XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is the product key provided by your supplier.
  • Press Enter.

After this step windows will get activated automatically.

Alternatively, if you want to use graphical interface run the command slui.exe 3

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Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Windows 8


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