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Windows 8 Registration Problem Solved

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When I go to Windows Activation, I get the following:

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When I select the activate the following happens:

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Does any one have an answer Posted Image (The product is genuine that's why this doesn't make any sense.)

Mystery solved:

 

 

Enter the following into the search box:

slui.exe 3

(notice the space between exe and 3)

 

 

Select the item found under Apps:

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and you'll see the following:

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Now simply fill in your activation Key and you'll wind up with the following result:

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Since it took quite a few hours and some luck to find this, I thought this might save someone else from getting a headache.

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really difficult to activate Windows 8 when it isn't available to the public until Oct 26th.

You have a beta version, if you don't I'd like to know how you got the Release To Manufacture (RTM) version

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really difficult to activate Windows 8 when it isn't available to the public until Oct 26th.

You have a beta version, if you don't I'd like to know how you got the Release To Manufacture (RTM) version

 

W8 RTM is available on Technet :tup:.......get ready for the bootleg iso's and 'genuine' keys for sale on ebay!!

 

Nice find Bob.

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Thanks nigsy,

It took a lot of digging.

 

@ Joe C,

You are correct that it will not be available to the general public until Oct. 26th.

My version was downloaded from Technet and isn't available to the general public.

It is however the actual release of Windows 8 and not a beta version.

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When I cough up $$$ for a technet account, I'll have to remember the tip Bob.

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It would be even better if you didn't run into this problem.

I did on 2 computers so it thought it was worth sharing.:)

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