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windows 8 will not activate

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8

    windows 8 will not activate


    tried to activate windows
    i bought the laptop came pre installed with windows 8 it now asking to activate windows when say ok it fails
    any ideas please

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  2. #2


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    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    try opeing a cmd prompt as admin and type slmgr.vbs /ato
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8

    activate windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by sri2000 View Post
    try opeing a cmd prompt as admin and type slmgr.vbs /ato
    i tried this nothing happened
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  4. #4


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    do u have the serial key? which came with ur pc?
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  5. #5


    Serial key should be on a sticker on bottom side. On the other hand, many laptop manufacturers sell them with "test" version of Windows and it's up to you to buy a license. Check your bill of sale if license is included in price.
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