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Windows 8 RTM Activation RRS feed

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  • I am not sure if this is the right place. But, If you are having problems activating windows 8. Where am I supposed to post my questions?
    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 9:30 PM

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  • I guess I will ask it here. I am getting an error when I Try and activate windows 8. I noticed that there is already a product key. Is there a way I can change it? I never actually had a chance to enter in the product key provide though msdn.
    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 9:54 PM
  • Dear Centaur,

    May i know which editin you have downloaded?

    Regards,
    prathaprabhu

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:06 PM
  • I am assuming he have the ent edition, where is the place to change the key!

    Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:05 AM
  • I'm having the same issue with Enterprise edition.  What's the deal?
    Thursday, August 16, 2012 11:26 AM
  • Hey Guys,

    Looking into this.  I'll let you know what I find.

    Thanks,
    Mike


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    Thursday, August 16, 2012 2:10 PM
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  • +1 Downloaded Win 8 Enterprise from MSDN and keeping getting: "Error Code 0xC004F074 - The Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.
    Thursday, August 16, 2012 2:18 PM
  • I have the same problem
    Regards Mogens Pedersen
    Thursday, August 16, 2012 2:20 PM
  • +1 - no KMS server
    Thursday, August 16, 2012 4:28 PM
  • I just spoke with our team, and this is what I'm hearing:

    To Activate the Enterprise build,

    1. go to your System Settings (control panel -> System and Security -> System).
    2. Under Windows Activation, click "View Details in Windows Activation"
    3. Then, on the new dialog, click "Activate with a new key" and follow the prompts.

    Let me know if this works for you, or if it doesn't!

    Mike


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    Thursday, August 16, 2012 4:58 PM
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  • Thursday, August 16, 2012 5:05 PM
  • Don't see the "Activate with a new key" option, just activate, Russell's thread worked though.

    Never mind, its gone.

    • Edited by Suavemente Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:12 PM
    Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:48 PM
  • I want to know because it gives me the error when I activate windows 8 and how I can change to activate with the key I have, or if there is another way to activate it without KMS, says that these servers are out of service by the time you Please try again later

    Richard Sepulveda

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:48 AM
  • Dear Richard,

    Please answer the following:

    1. Which Windows 8 edition you are trying to insall?
    2. If you are trying to activate Windows 8 Enterprise with KMS Key It should activate with no problem. If so please post the screenshot of the error message along with the KMS activation server details which you are using to activate.

    To change the Windows 8 product key - please follow these steps.

    1. Launch the Start Menu and type in command prompt or cmd so that it shows up on your start menu search list. Right click on the Command Prompt shortcut and select Run As Administrator.
    2. At the administrator command prompt, type in "slmgr.vbs -ipk <insert your product key here>"
      slmgr.vbs -ipk 00000-00000-00000-00000-00000
    3. To activate windows after changing the key, run "slmgr.vbs -ato"
    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryZqMN5ToPE - watch this video to understand better.

    Regards,
    prathaprabhu


    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:43 AM
  • You can also use "Run" and type in SLUI 3 to get this activation windows there you can type in your Technet/MSDN key and activate, less commands then slmgr -ipk and slmgr -ato


    Kenneth Myhre

    http://myhken.com/

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:06 PM
  • Dear Richard,

    Please answer the following:

    1. Which Windows 8 edition you are trying to insall?
    2. If you are trying to activate Windows 8 Enterprise with KMS Key It should activate with no problem. If so please post the screenshot of the error message along with the KMS activation server details which you are using to activate.

    To change the Windows 8 product key - please follow these steps.

      • Launch the Start Menu and type in command prompt or cmd so that it shows up on your start menu search list. Right click on the Command Prompt shortcut and select Run As Administrator.
      • At the administrator command prompt, type in "slmgr.vbs -ipk <insert your product key here>"
        slmgr.vbs -ipk 00000-00000-00000-00000-00000
      • To activate windows after changing the key, run "slmgr.vbs -ato"
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryZqMN5ToPE - watch this video to understand better.

    Regards,
    prathaprabhu


    An online presentation of this solution here :

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/timart/archive/2012/08/29/activate-windows-8-enterprise-without-slui-dns-name-does-not-exist.aspx

    Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:25 AM
  • Seems like everyone's Enterprise download is using the same key... too funny so running the slmgr seems to be necessary to change to our own actual keys.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:30 PM