Windows 8 Pro / Enterprise Will Not Activate
Open control panel and activation. However, I could not find anywhere to input a key. Windows did not ask for one during install, and apparently won’t let me enter one. The “change product key” option that we saw in Windows 7 is non-existent.
Since the Pro and Enterprise version are geared for business, it’s assumed that you are going to use a deployment server, a KMS server.
So, how do you enter a key? The command prompt…..
Open an Elevated command prompt, and type the following:
slmgr.vbs -ipk “Enter Key Here”
From the command prompt, or run dialog box, type:
This will bring up the Activation wizard, and allow a product key to be entered.