After successful installation of Windows 8, we need to activate it instantly. Otherwise we can’t upgrade windows 8 further to get new windows features. Actually windows activation is performed through entering correct genuine license key (25 digits).
Activation is the procedure of making sure that current window 8 is a genuine version product according to Microsoft software license rules.
How to activate windows 8 –
- At first, our computer should be connected through Internet.
- Press Window Key + pause break Shortcut to open windows 8 properties.
- Click on link – Activate online now.
- A new dialog box (windows Activation) is appearing.
- Insert 25 digits License Key and click on Activate it link.
- If we have activated windows 8 successfully, a confirmation message box will come.
How to Upgrade Windows 8 –
At this time after successful activation of windows 8, we like to upgrade it to get new features.
- Go to Run command by pressing Window Key + R shortcut.
- Type control and click on OK button.
- Then Control panel window is appearing.
- Now click on this option – Add features to Windows 8
- A new dialog box (Add features to windows 8) comes including two options.
1. I want to buy a product key online –
Once this option is selected, we will have to purchase online windows 8 genuine key from Microsoft.
2. I already have a product Key –
If we have kept already genuine product key of windows 8 then click on this link.
- A new dialog box is appearing. Insert 25 digit product key and click on Next button.
After few minutes, our computer will restart with windows 8. Now windows 8 will be upgraded automatically, and new features will be added.