Trouble activating Windows 8 Enterprise


  • I installed Windows 8 Enterprise on my Windows 7 64 bit laptop but I cannot seem to activate it. I acquired the Windows 8 Enterprise ISO with my MSDN subsrciption. I have the product key (from MSDN) but I was not prompted for it during the installation.
    Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:20 AM


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  • Can you try using command line to do the activiation

    Start a command promp as ADMIN

    slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX (this is your MSDN key)

    now do this 

    slmgr.vbs /ato

    See if this work

    Monday, April 18, 2016 4:07 PM
  • try Slui 3 {Change product key} and re-enter your product key

    • Edited by britishdhez Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by MarcusKgosi Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:48 AM
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:48 AM
  • Hi

    Thanks for the reply. I have resolved the activation problem.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:43 PM
  • Hi

    Thanks for the reply. I have already resolved the activation problem (using Slui 3).

    • Marked as answer by MarcusKgosi Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:45 PM
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:44 PM
  • A valuable case, thank you for sharing.

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    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:17 AM