How to Activate and Upgrade Windows 8

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 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. 
windows 8 activate
  • 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, confirmation message box will come.

How to Upgrade windows 8 –

At this time after successfully 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.
windows 8 run box
  • Then Control panel window is appearing.
  • Now click on this option – Add features to windows 8
windows 8 add new feature
  • 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.

windows 8 activation process

  • A new dialog box is appearing. Insert 25 digit product key and click on Next button.
Windows 8 product key insert

After few minutes, our computer will restart with windows 8. Now windows 8 will be upgraded automatically, and new features will be added.

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