Windows 8 is stable as well as an upgraded operating system by Microsoft. If you have installed the windows 8 in your system but you don’t know how to activate the product key you have subscribed for then this is the right place for you. Check out the complete process to activate your copy of Windows 8 and make it genuine.

Steps to activate windows 8 in your system

There are two ways provided by Microsoft to activate the product key on the windows. Once you have completed the windows installation process subscribe for the product key at the official website of Microsoft. Then use the same key for activation by following any of these two methods.

Methods #1: Activate Windows 8 or 8.1 using an internet connection

  • Turn on your desktop or laptop and then click on the “Start” button.
  • Search for the “PC Settings” and select the PC settings from the given list.
  • As a result, a list of menus will appear on the screen.
  • From this menu select “Activate Windows”.
  • Enter the product key for your Windows 8 or 8.1.
  • Click on the “Next” button.
  • Now follow the rest of the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process.

Method #2: Activate Windows 8 or 8.1 using Phone

  • Switch on your laptop or computer and then select the “Start” button from the screen
  • Search and click on the “PC Settings” from the list of applications or options.
  • Click on “Activate Windows” from the sub-menu appeared on the screen
  • After that find and click on the “Contact customer support” for complete guidance,
  • Now you need to select your location from the Drop-Down. If your exact location is not listed here then you can select the nearest location for the list.
  • After selecting the location click on the “Next”.
  • As the result, a list of the phone numbers will display on the screen.
  • Call one of the available numbers from the list.
  • An automated system at the side of Microsoft Help center will guide you with the step by step instructions for the activation process.

If you find difficulties in finding the product key then the solutions are to login to your Microsoft account and visit the “My Account”. Here you will get the complete information on the Windows 8 product key that you have subscribed to.

Tips to consider while activating Windows 8 Product key

  • Your product key is only valid till the date shows on it. Once the validity expires your product will no longer work.
  • You need to make sure that the desktop or laptop is connected with internet connection while performing Method #1.
  • If you are upgrading your Windows 7 to Windows 8 then you don’t need to purchase a new product key. You can use the Windows 7 product key for activating Windows 8 in your system.
  • For a genuine Windows 8 product key only visit the official website of Microsoft or a Microsoft authorized store available in your area.
  • If you are using CD/DVD to install windows then for the Product key go to the test file available in the CD/DVD
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