Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Changing Windows 8 serial key for activation

If you want to change the serial key in Windows 8 and as me you can not find it, then you can simply follow this instruction to force the Windows to do it from command line.

1 - Click on start menu (right bottom corner) and type CMD, when you see th command promt option, right click on it and press "Run As Administrator".

2 - Then in the command prompt terminal type following command: "slmgr.vbs -ipk ". E.g.: 

slmgr.vbs -ipk 00000-00000-00000-00000-00000 

You would then receive a confirmation as a pop up window.

3 - Now you need to activate windows, after changing the key, simply run "slmgr.vbs -ato" and you will again get a confirmation in about 10 seconds.

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