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How do I activate the Win8 DP 32-bit version?

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    How do I activate the Win8 DP 32-bit version?


    I installed from the DVD, but was not prompted for a product key.

    Now, I get a watermark on the desktop and when I enter the settings screen, it tells me its not activated and will expire tomorrow! I copied down the product keys -- but can't find a way to change them. When I click the Activate "button" in the top-left of the Control Panel screen, nothing happens.

    Can't figure out how to get the old "Computer" screen back which used to have a link for changing the product key.

    Update: I saw an MS KB article that said to run Windows Update. I did that and it found 15 updates. Am downloading and installing them now.

    Update: OMG -- I just NOW noticed this says Developer Preview! I'm going to blow this away and reinstall from scratch.

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Hi,

    Open an elevated command prompt.

    Type this then press enter: slmgr /ipk DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

    then type this and press enter: slmgr /ato

    If it doesn't work right, just remove the -.

    If you still have troubles, do those 2 again but before, enter this command:

    slmgr /upk
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    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Go to your Desktop, mouse over the bottom left corner and when the Start Icon appears right click and select System.

    Jim
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    Ok, I get the hand-to-forehead award of the day! I just checked, and in my "eagerness" to install Win8, I grabbed the WRONG DVD and installed the Developer Preview, instead. Am in the process of restoring the Win7 image to its pre-win8-install state, and will try -- again!
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    I'm going to mark this as SOLVED -- because after I installed the actual CP version, there was no activation problem.
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    For anybody else reading this, here is the general product key for CP:

    NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8
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    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    For anybody else reading this, here is the general product key for CP:

    NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8
    Thats not what I got from this MS site.

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO formats

    They show: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J for all versions.

    Jim
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    I used the "NF32V-..." key and it worked fine.
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    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    I used the "NF32V-..." key and it worked fine.
    Just curious, but where did that key come from?

    Jim
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    I used the "NF32V-..." key and it worked fine.
    Just curious, but where did that key come from?

    Jim
    It came from this link: Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO formats
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Mar 2012 at 01:53. Reason: updated link
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