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

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    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
    jimbo

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    Windows 8


    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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    64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
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  4. #4


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hi Brink

    Problem is with Enterprise W8 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.

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

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