I installed Windows 8 on my computer, but when I went to activate it, I got the error message “Windows Can’t Be Activated Right Now”. How do I activate Windows 8? Follow these steps to activate Windows 8.
To resolve activating Windows 8:
1. Hit the START key. Alternatively, select SEARCH from the right hand side of the screen.
2. Type RUN
3. Type slui 3 and ENTER . This opens the Windows Activation window where you can enter a product key to activate Windows. SLUI 3 is the change product key window.
4. Type in your product key and click Activate .