Adding your key to Windows 8 for successful activation

When you’ve installed Windows 8 it won’t let you edit certain settings until you’ve activated it. But to be able to do that you’ll need to enter your license key first. There’s no obvious way of doing that in the enterprise version, so just do it like it’s done in Server Core in three easy steps:

  1. Fire up CMD with administrative rights.
  2. Then you’ll just enter slmgr /ipk 12345-12345-12345-12345-12345<enter> Substitute 12345 with your key of course.
  3. When it’s done, just enter slmgr /ato to activate Windows.

Boom! You’re done!

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