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SLUI.EXE cmd to activate windows - don't forget parameter 3

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    SLUI.EXE cmd to activate windows - don't forget parameter 3


    Hi there
    to activate Enterprise version of Windows you can get a prompt box to enter your product key by using in elevanted or administrator mode the cmd SLUI.EXE 3

    Important you need the 3 parameter or you won't get the window where you can enter the product key

    I wasted 20 mins on this !!! so hopefully it will save others time.

    Cheers
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    Nice, that you share the way with GUI input.

    But is there any difference to the good old command line version:
    slmgr -ipk ...key…
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hi Brink

    Problem is with Enterprise Windows 8 RTM version after install there is no way or any menu available to either activate windows or enter a product key.


    You can use the cmd prompt to change it as a previous poster has suggested - or use the GUI command that I've suggested. Both are totally 100% valid. Take your choice.

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    Hello Jimbo,

    Please scroll down to see OPTION TWO at that tutorial link. You'll see it's the same.

    I'll get a separate tutorial more specific to Windows 8 created for it later though.
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