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Windows 8 – Windows Can’t Be Activated Right Now

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 .