Activate your Windows 8 with Microsoft


Takes about 5 minutes.

You need to Start Windows and be connected to the internet to activate your version of Windows.

  1. From the Start Screen type the characters CMD and press Enter.
  2. Then enter SLUI 3 and press Enter.

  3. You will see the Windows Activation screen, enter the Product Key you received from the network software download site. If you did not keep the product key, return to http://network.software.vt.edu and start the download process again. The product key will be display again, you do not need to download the file again, just get the product key.

  4. After you press Activate button the activating Windows box appears.

  5. After a few seconds, your copy of Windows 8 will be activated.