With disappear of Windows XP on PC, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are becoming more and more popular for computer users. Especially with the development of technology and popularity of PC tablet, more and more people have installed Windows 8. But whatever, Windows system activation is still common problem after installation all the time.
In generally, if having purchased Windows full version, just type product key to activate Windows operational system after installation. If not, it is necessary to read this article, because three different kinds of Windows system activation methods are introduced.
- Method 1: Activate Windows with activation tool
- Method 2: Activate Windows with key online
- Method 3: Activate Windows system by phone
Method 1: Activate Windows with activation tool
Windows activation tool is a special way for computer users to activate Windows operational system. Because it is free, and Windows could be used and updated for a long time after activation, and when it becomes unavailable, just need to activate Windows with tool again. So a lot of computer users choose to activate Windows with tool.
How does activation tool work for Windows activation?
Windows activation tool could activate Windows because it makes full use of KMS (Key Management Service). Bypass Windows full version verification with fake KMS server.
Naturally, there are several kinds of tools designed for Windows system activation. For example, Microsoft Toolkit is one of them available for Windows and Office 2013 activation.
And then access PC info window, a new option “Activate Windows by phone” appears. Click it and choose Language “United States” in new pop-up window.
Second way to activate Windows 8 by phone:
1. Press Win + R to open Run dialog, type slui.exe 4, press Enter, and go to next step.
2. Click/tap on the drop down menu, select the nearest location to you for a toll free number to call, then click/tap on Next.
3. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.
4. Follow the instructions below and phone.
Step 1: Call the toll free activation phone.
Step 2: Enter the ID numbers on your phone keypad when asked to do so over the phone.
Step 3: Enter the confirmation ID numbers given to you over the phone into the "Windows Activation" wizard.
Step 4: When finished, click/tap on Activate.
5. If activation was successful, then all are done.
If activation failed, then you will be told that activation cannot proceed. DO NOT hang up. Wait to be automatically transferred to a Microsoft Activation Team operator that will go through these steps again to help you activate Window 8.