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How to activate Windows 8 Enterprise

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If you download Windows 8 Enterprise from TechNet or MSDN and you don’t have a KMS server in your environment you cannot enter your Windows Key via Windows GUI. Normally you don’t have to because Windows 8 Enterprise gets activated automatically by using your KMS infrastructure, but in a isolated Lab environment you may not have a KMS server. In this case you can run the following commands to activate your Windows 8 Enterprise installation. You have the following two options to activate Windows 8 Enterprise with the MAK key:

Command line option:

Run the following command to enter the key

slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

GUI option

Run the following command to get the GUI to enter the key

slui.exe 3


Windows 8 Enterprise Enter Key

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