February 18, 2014

How to Activate Windows 8 Pro without Product Key

When Windows 8 releases, I got Windows 8 to have a try on VMware Workstation. And I activated it with KMS. But now Windows 8 has become not activated because time is up.
You could see the details in PC info.

windows 8 pro is not activated

At this time, we could choose to activate Windows 8 with key directly. Or if we don’t have key, let’s learn to activate Windows 8 with Microsoft Toolkit like the following introductions.

1. Find and download appropriate Microsoft Toolkit.
Here we get Microsoft Toolkit 2.4.8, which is available for Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista and Windows server 2008/2012 (R2).

2. Run Microsoft Toolkit as administrator in Windows 8 virtual machine.
Microsoft Toolkit could activate Windows and Office without product key. Now we choose Windows system to activate.

3. In "Product Keys" option, select Windows system type and version in "Product" and "Edition". And then click "Install" button.

4. When product key has been installed successfully, click "Activate" button to make Windows 8 pro activated.

Few seconds later, message "Product activation successful" would appear in Information Console box at the bottom side of Microsoft Toolkit program window. Windows 8 has been activated at this time.

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