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We have already seen how to activate Windows 8 or update Windows 8 earlier. But Windows 8 Enterprise Edition does not allow you to enter your serial number during installation. In my case, if you click Activate, it tried for a few minutes and gave me an error the DNS name does not exist. Windows activation is the first process in which a Windows running on a PC is properly licensed and authentic, and it is really fast and easy, and any Windows user should do it. Here is one way to activate Windows 8 Enterprise Edition. But of course, you can follow this procedure to enable any version or edition of Windows, including Windows 7 and Windows Vista.(2)
Enable Windows 8/10 Enterprise Edition
If you have Windows 8 Enterprise Edition installed, you want to enable it now. There are two ways to do this. One via the Internet and the other via the telephone.
To do this, open a high command prompt as follows :
Then type SLUI.EXE 3 and press Enter.
The Windows Activation dialog box opens. Here you can enter the serial number.
Enter the serial number and click Activate. You must be connected to the Internet.
Activate Windows by phone
If you want to activate Windows by phone, enter SLUI.EXE 4 instead. A window opens with which you can activate your Windows by phone.
Select your country from the drop-down menu and click Next.
Here are some toll-free numbers you can call. You must pass these numbers to the other person, who in turn gives you a confirmation ID that you must enter. Then click Activate.
After activation, you can view the license status and activation ID of your Windows operating system with slmgr.vbs.
As mentioned above, you can follow this procedure to enable any version or edition of Windows, including Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Learn how to change your product license key on Windows.
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- Enable Windows 8 Pro Edition
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- Upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
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- Enabling Windows 8 by phone.