ACTIVATING WINDOWS 8 WITHOUT USING CRACK OR PATCH

Windows 8 is the latest collection to the Microsoft operating system (OS). Windows 8 has a slick design and it is also very nice to use with some extra features that will make you love it even more.windows 8 operating system

I love windows 8 and its features but to be honest with you guys, I don’t have the money to purchase its license so I decide to search online to see if I’d see a crack or a patch for my windows 8. Hey! For your information guys I had no luck searching for the crack because all I could find was virus, buggy and empty cracks that crashes my system over and over again. We all know that window 8 is a new OS and the crack might be hard to find but I never gave up, so after my long search, I saw just a serial number so I decide to put the serial key manually myself and after many trial and errors, I finally made my windows 8 fully genuine. Yayyy

Right now, you too can activate your windows 8 with this trick I am about to drop to be fully genuine without the fear of bug or viruses. I am ready if you’re ready…

HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR WINDOWS 8 TO BE FULLY GENUINE

First of all you will open your command prompt as administrator by pressing the windows key and X key together

have you opened the command prompt?

Now type exactly what you see below (Press enter after each line)

slmgr /upk
slmgr /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
slmgr /skms lunar21.no-ip.org:80
slmgr.vbs -ato

Have you completed writing the above command? If you’re done, restart your pc and voila, you have successfully activated your windows 8 to be fully genuine. Now enjoy your activated windows 8 and be limited no more…

This trick was tested on Windows 8 Professional Retail. Enjoy yourself and activate yours today.

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      • sir
        I tried all the above processes but it still shows no key management system contacted in the 4th step please reply me to my mail

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      • Hi Babanature
        Thank You so much.
        Tip for anyone trying this method, if you run into an error READ first then READ again all the answers are here,
        I had about 6 errors but kept reading and in about 20 min had my win8 activated (until August 2013) but still activated READ,READ,READ then read more
        Thanks again Babanature

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      • it took my product key of windows 7 and wont let me have the windows 8.. because it says invaild product key! help me!! you own me a copy of windows 7 because i lost it..

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      • i am using windows 8 pro build 9200
        i tried to activate as you said but it gives error as follows

        software licensing service reported that the computer could not be activated…no key management service could be contacted….

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        • hiii ive beeen tryin since yesterday .. i cant activate my windows .. ive doneeverything what u told .. everything works perfect .. BUT slmgr.vbs /ato this command gives me an error ” KMS not contacted ..plss help me 🙂 thnk u

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          • hi babanature
            undoubtdly its the best tutorial but i am facing the same problem .
            software licensing service reported that the computer could not be activated…no key management service could be contacted….
            I am following each n every step – using admin privilgs ,checked the time zone-it shows my country name that is India.
            kindly tell me what else can be done.

            Thank you
            GOD BLESS

      • sir, i am using the windows 8 release preview 8400but i want to full activation, but ur step follows when second step shows error msg, in that indicate invalid key. but universal key once again i tried the key installed. but its license expired.
        my universal key :TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF

        i want ur help, for activation for full windows 8

        thank u.

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      • thanks barbanature, i found on your forum the best solution for cracking win8 pro N 9200 for 6 months:
        slmgr /upk
        slmgr /ipk XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ
        slmgr /skms walkercorps.zapto.org
        slmgr.vbs/ato

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      • I had try your way sir, untill the line 3, but at the line 4th its error. I also changed the skms many times with different key at the line 3 its succesfull, but cannot active yet, please help me.Thank you sir.

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      • Hello, I hava installed Windows 8 in my compaq presario c302 nr, made for windows xp. It’s ok, except that i have to restart very often to get audio. After i restart, audio is ok. how can i solve this problem please? I have searched for drivers online, but nothing so far.

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      • Please help me friend, i recently install windows 8 non- core edition 32 bit (6.2, build 8400), i try to activate it with all whatever i can do but nothing happening, even no crack, keygen, activator is working, than i suppose to do bios update in my dell inspiron……. and than i try to put key but now every key saying windows 8 core edition……. even that is provide by salesman

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      • respected babanature sir kindly help me
        my os is windows 8 enterprices 9200 and the processor is : intel(R) pentium(R) CPU G640 @2.80GHz
        and ram is: 2.00 GB (1.88 GB usable)
        i was followed each and every step that you said but i am still facing problem to activate windows.
        your 1st and 3rd step working correctly but 2nd and 4th not working
        and my pc does not support the key.
        please give me the right way to activate my windows.
        reply me please

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    • Hi Babanature,
      I am using windows 8 Pro, build 9200
      The fourth step (slmgr.vbs -ato) of your tip is not working. But slmgr.vbs/ato working with error code with description ‘[the Software Licensing Service reported that the product cuold not be activated. No Key Management Service could be Contracted.]” error code 0xC004F074. I have used Benneh Gandhi’s tip also. But same thing is happening. I need your suggestion. Regards.

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      • Try the this steps
        * open the command prompt using admin privilege
        * if the command you typed in is giving you problem remove the :80
        * make sure your pc is properly connected to the internet

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        • Thank you!!!! My windows is activated with the steps suggested by benneh Gandhi!!however I’m unable to use any office products.
          When I try to open a new blank page on word I got the message” activation is required to authenticate this copy of Microsoft office.” Then it ask me to enter a product key.
          I’m running windows 8 pro 64, I have a brand new laptop hp pavilion C2M97UA.
          The pc was sent to me by a relative living in a different country, he got it as a payment for a job and is impossible to get a product key.
          I apologize for my ignorance and thanks a lot in advance if there is anything you can do for me.

          Reply
  1. I’m using “Windows 8 Lite”.
    I have tested “W8 Activator” to activate Windows 8 Lite but it don’t works alone. Then I typed the four commands you show above. After run “W8 Activator” again it activated the Windows 8 Lite like a charm!

    PS: I have tested the W8 Activator with Windows 8 Enterprise and it works very well and no need the commands above.

    If you don’t know W8 Activator or Windows 8 Lite, “Google is your friend”.

    Hope this helps!
    (Sorry for my bad english. I’m not a native english speaker)

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  2. Hi,

    I have done with 3 steps and it works as expected. But @4th step (slmgr.vbs -ato), it shows an error that “No Key Management Service (KMS) Could be contacted”.

    Can you help me regarding this?

    Thanks,
    Bagath.

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  3. the fourth step is not working.
    i m using windows 8 Pro, build 9200
    a pop out window with error code n description ‘[the Software Licensing Service reported that the product cuold not be activated. No Key Management Service could be Contracted.]”
    error code 0xC004F074

    Plzz help me out

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  4. Hello bargath and Arnab,
    You can try the commands:
    slmgr /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
    slmgr /skms fourdeltaone.net:1688
    slmgr.vbs -ato
    slmgr /ckms

    After that run W8 Activator to activate permanently.
    Please post your results here, that can help other guys.
    Good luck!

    Reply
  5. the tips of benneh gandhi does not works.
    n slmgr.vbs -ato does not work, tried severel versions of win 8, as a Pro or as a Pro wid WMC
    Same error msg comes thru pop out window
    No KMS could b contracted.

    I appreiciate all but frankly speaking it does’t work out

    Reply
  6. Please change the server from lunar21.no-ip.org:80 to lunar21.no-ip.org

    The :80 server is offline for a month and I only have the lunar21.no-ip.org server working

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  7. i enter the first command it works, bt the second command is display the error on :0xc004F069 on a computer running microsoft windows non-core edition.
    ‘slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004F069’ i want sollution on this error plz help me..,

    Reply
  8. i hv a problm during activation….. it always show error “simgr /upk” is not recognize as internal or external command…… sir plzz help me

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  9. In 1 and 2 comond

    Error: 0xc004F025 access denied the requested action requires evevated privileges

    I am using windows8 enterprise Evalutatin

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    • Benneh Gandhi, I had tryied & it is worked.., thank u so much, bt it is also nt a full version it is displayed 6 months validity and shows enter windows activation key, plz help me soon I will waiting for u r reply

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  10. Hey Buddy…
    You have tried to provide crack but it is not working for me….
    There is some error is coming like this:
    There is box of “Windows Script Host” is coming Error is:
    Error:500 Variable is undefined(Microsoft VBScript runtime error)
    Whenever I use to enter the “slmgr /skms lunar21.no-ip.org:80” there is something error like this :
    Can you just tell me the solution of this Problem…..

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  11. You will get the error message if you typed any of the commands in the command prompt without administrator access. better that you try again bu this time run as administrator.
    I have also tried this but it seems like i only got a temporary activation.

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  12. plz explain me..how to activate the win 8 freely
    i tried the process u wrote..but with that my activation didnot complete

    plz helpme with a new idea..

    Reply
  13. These lines of script activate Windows 8 for 6 months only, I tried using W8 Activator but it doesn’t work on my Netbook even though it worked fine on my other PC!

    Reply
  14. Hi every1,
    The process mentioned is working 100% ,just edit the 4th step “change the server from lunar21.no-ip.org:80 to lunar21.no-ip.org”.
    Worked for me.
    Also make sure you are connected to the internet.

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  15. I have internet connection and i am working online.

    I tried again after your advice and this message appears
    “Activating Windows(R), Professional edition
    (a98bcd6d-5343-4603-8afe-5908e4611112) …
    Error: 0x8007007B The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is
    incorrect. (SWbemObjectEx)

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  16. Hello babanature,

    thank you for the advice. how to get a new activation key?

    pls help. my system is continuesly poping a message “Update windows”

    thank you

    Reply
  17. Hello,
    Mr Babanature, can u please let me know from where we can get ISO copy(image) of WINDOWS-8 PRO? as i tried alot on net to surf n find but couldn’t find and from official website i says not valid for your region, as now I am using Evaluation Enterprise where i cant use the trick mentioned by you its showing denied. can u please help me out.

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      • I am using WIN* Evaluation Enterprise did till 3 steps it was succesfull i used the key sent by microsoft on myu mail and at 4th step its showing product not found..
        can anyody help out please

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          • No, I dont have as i dont have DVD also to install here.. its not available to download in our country even i contaced the miscrosoft customer they too told same and if they send the dvd its double than normal price as includes shipping chrage so cant even buy key also as i dont have Win-8 Pro dvd.

          • I even tried your procedure for Enterprise evaluation edition but 4th step its showind denied as not found.. product not found.. what can be done? as the water mark which was showing at right lower end corner as 88days remaining is not there now but when i check status in properties its showing not available.. what does it mean?

          • Have you tried the default microsoft key? if not try acquire it and use it! in the meantime i’ll search for a new win8 enterprise download link for you to download. (if i see)

  18. I haven’t tried this method so I’m not saying it doesn’t work……. it seems some people have had at least some degree of luck with this.

    However…….

    Ive used various cracks for Win8 and they have all made windows report that “Windows is activated”. But a few days down the line my internet connection stopped working, the only way to make it work was to set the date back, but even then it only worked for a while and windows seemed to work out what Id done and it stopped working again. Just cos it says “activated” doesn’t mean it is. Ill wait a few months for a working crack as Ive just uninstalled this.

    Besides this method will only work for some time. Microsoft will (if they haven’t already) block that key/number and possibly do something to stop the whole method from working so even if you find a different key it still wont work.

    Im sticking with 7 for now.

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    • Hello Radanzel,
      I understand how you feel. It is true that when things like this get spread, it can be easily blocked. But i have most assurance that this command will not, they might block the key but not the command. so what i’ll advice you to do Randanzel, is to look for a new key to replace with the above and use it with the full command. how’s that?

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  19. Hi, I have followed all the steps for activating windows 8 it worked but the validation is only for 6 months, I have followed the link for getting the key as well, but when I tried with the key I have received from Microsoft it says that its not a valid key for this version windows 8 pro 9200 build. Can you please help……

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  20. after running the key which I received from Microsoft, my system rebooted and the activation was gone, its asking me to activate it again, I tried the same steps but its giving me this error
    Error:0xcoo4f069 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run’slui.exe 0x2a0xc005f69 to display the error text

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  21. I did run above commands, but on command:slmgr /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4 it shows me error “..non core edition run slui.exe”. Please resolve. Im running in elevated command prompt with internet connection

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  22. thanks, I have Activated my window 8 right now It is really working. for how much longer my window will active. please reply Benneh Gandhi

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  23. slmgr.vbs -ato is not recognized as internal or external command operable program or batch file.
    this is the error showing after executing last instruction

    using window 8 pro 9600 build

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  24. hi i try this trick but some problem and error i show it………….
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.8400]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>cd..

    C:\Windows>cd..

    C:\>slmgr /upk
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Uninstalled product key successfully.

    C:\>slmgr /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Error: 0xC004E016 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run
    ‘slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004E016’ to display the error text.
    plz help me

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    • This is the third command slmgr /skms lunar21.no-ip.org:80 right? now what you’ll do is to remove the :80 so it should look like this slmgr /skms lunar21.no-ip.org do you understand me now? but if you’re using windows 8 professional, no need for that

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  25. Hi, the method of windows 8 activation you stated above, will only keep your windows activated for 180 days.
    Here are some working servers and keys in case that server goes down.
    WINDOWS 8 ACTIVATION : LIST OF WORKING KMS SERVERS
    ??????????????????????????????????????????????????

    147.134.1.42:1688

    lunar21.no-ip.org:80

    kms.dant.net.ru

    __________________________________________________
    ??????????????????????????????????????????????????

    __________________________________________________
    WINDOWS 8 ACTIVATION : LIST OF KMS CLIENT KEYS

    Windows 8 Professional
    NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4

    Windows 8 Professional N
    XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ

    Windows 8 Enterprise
    32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7

    Windows 8 Enterprise N
    JMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQT

    _________________.There is a way to permanently activate all copies of windows 8. For security reasons, i will not be saying(writing) it here.

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  26. hi .. i really like all the comment and effort you doing..
    i need ask one ques
    wht is wrong if my windows 8 pro is activated but when i use add features and enter key that i received from Microsoft site to add media center it says avtivate your windows
    and one more thing .. my personalization is lock
    how should i unlock it .

    thx ..
    and leave me your face book id so i can add you
    thank you

    i

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  27. Sir i have experience the same problem in commands 2 and 4 above i realy dont know what to do then so as to activate my w8 release preview!!

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  28. Sir, I have installed IDM, and after 30 days expire period I applied the code and proceedure as you given, but now my idm give message of fake key and be exit. please tell me that at what stage i applied the same proceedure i.e when I install idm and then used the proceedure or wait for 30 days.

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  29. Hi Frnd,

    I am unable to activate, after the execution of fourth line in cmd, its saying that its blocked.
    I am using windows 8 9200 plz help out

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  30. Sir, i really appreciate ur last reply! Bt n0w i used wind 8 interprise evaluation the same command 2 and 4 has got no effect!. Help me guys

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  31. Hey brother the key in step 2 doesn’t work i have windows 8 release preview evaluation copy build 8400. it says software liscencing service reported that the product key is invalid

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  32. I have done all the steps as mention but i have problem with my desktop wallpaper.In rightside bottom it shows evalution copy. how con i remove that message. plz help.

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  33. Currently stuck with Windows 8 Consumer preview, Windows 8 for download is not available in the country I am in… Nor are they’re any retail outlets.
    Is the activation the same?
    I need an activation key for PC keeps restarting every hour cause the consumer preview license has expired.
    Please help.

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  34. it dos not work!!!!!! I followed all the instructions but it did not work…
    when i enter the first command and i execute it it says Product Key Not Found…
    The second command says ”Error:0xC004E
    016 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core eddition, run ‘slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004E016’ to display the error text.
    The third command succeeds
    the fourth says Error product key not found

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    • Hello wolfy,
      Now let me tell you what the commands do.
      The first command which is “slmgr /upk” deletes the current serial key you’ve entered (if there’s any)
      The second command “slmgr /ipk SERIAL KEY” – adds the specified serial you typed
      the third command “/skms lunar21…” Connects your product to that kms server
      The forth command “slmgr.vbs -ato” Activates the serial key you entered before.

      Now that i have brake it down more, you’ll see that there is something wrong with your product. The command is not giving you errors but the way you implement it. you are not doing it well as you supposed to. thanks

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  35. i enter the first command it works, bt the second command is display the error on :0xc004F069 on a computer running microsoft windows non-core edition.
    ‘slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004F069′ i want sollution on this error plz help me..,

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  36. hey there..i’m trying 2 activate my win 8 as u directed when i enter slmgr /upk in command prompt it say error product key not found,i continue anyway and when i enter the command line with the product key it says error 0xC004F069 on a computer running microsoft windows non core edition,run slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004F069 to display the error text..pls help as i have no other to activate this OS..i’ll appreciate any help please.

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  37. do i have to be connected to the internet for this trick to work? Please let me know because i tried and got alot of error product not found report.

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  38. Hi friend, thanks for your info. I’ve typed it and success. I have no problem whe I typed it. But, why I still can’t activate my Windows?

    Please, help me. Thanks before.

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  39. after opening cmd ad admin and den

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.8400]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>cd..

    C:\Windows>cd..

    C:\>slmgr /upk
    ‘slmgr’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\>slmgr/upk
    ‘slmgr’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\>slmgr /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
    ‘slmgr’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

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    • Hello shammidhatt,
      you are getting the whole things all wrong. on my instruction, i never inputted this sign “c:\>” please read the post and apply only what i gave you and make sure your pc is connected to the internet.

      Reply
      • When you look closely, you can see that he copied all from his commandbox out there, so he didn’t executed c:\> …

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  40. all the steps works fine. bt when i prsw enter after the final line it gives the error could not contact somethin. plz giv me ur email so i cn send u a screenshot. please help me

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  41. hi sir please help me
    the first command works but the other command shows error not using core version I tried all things you mentioned above to other but dint wotked I on didn’t tried another key so if you have another diff one please post thank

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  42. Hi there, thanks for sharing your method with us. For me it worked fine in principle with a Windows 8 Pro ISO-file. The only problem is, that activation lasts for 180 days only. How did you manage to get an indefinite activation? Do you think your method might work with the same product key one more time after 180 days have expired and once more when 360 days have expired and so on …?

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  43. I had done as u told but after restarting windows a notification appeared dat i need to activate my windows what shall i do next ????

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    • if you have done it as prescribed and it is still showing the activate windows, then you have done it all wrong. make sure you’re connected to the internet and execute the command again.

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  44. WOW! it worked straight away, thanks you!
    Three questions if you don’t mind?
    1. How long does this last, 180 days?
    2. Can Microsoft black list that product key?
    3. Could I use a product that belongs to me?

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    • Hello, Glad it worked for you now for your question.
      1. it can last more than that. mine is forever. what about you?
      2. Nope because the key was provided by them so it will not be blacklisted.
      3. Definitely, but only if you have the right key.

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  45. Yesterday I made the mistake to check the box “Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail”. How can i stop this? Now I uncheck the tickbox this time. Hope this helps and stops the service ….

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  46. Hay, dude. It’s not working for release preview.. I thought that it’s working. Sorry for the comment.. Have to enter a new product key.. My product key was expired.. 🙁

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  47. i used you method and it all worked but when t started back up it still said windows is not activated. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  48. Thanks, it worked and is simple enough.
    To all the other readers, please do not download any Activator software.
    They are all loaded with virus.
    I tried and was successful just using the 4 line of command
    Best solution I have come across.

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  49. thanks man it works great
    what happen when the date runs out will you have something for us we can use. Thank again please let me know what do i do when the date runs out, thank you my friend your the best

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    • Hello crabby,
      glad it worked for you. before the time runs out i’d have a new product key to replace the default one. but once the times is done you can still re-apply the process again and it will surely work.

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  50. i spoke to soon i updated and now it says this key is being used
    please enter another key
    well i try to do it all over again and doing it over again will not work i get error, now it keep saying update with new key no key or doing this over again will work once i updated and restarted , it now show use another key this one is being use. Please give me a working key thank you so much

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  51. I am getting the error “0xc004F069 on a computer running microsoft windows non-core edition.
    ‘slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004F069”
    I have tried all keys and steps again but still it isn’t working.
    Thanks if you can solve this problem!

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  52. It worked but the activation is not permanent, it says 180 days left, how do I permanently activate Windows 8, can you give me a link to an activator that will do it?

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  53. Please help it is not working on my dell inspiron 15 5220 i have windows 8 pro it did work last time but this time i don’t know please reply

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  54. Dear Friends. please do not try these above steps with your valuable PC. because Microsoft very very smart nowadays. They know hackers can do anything. they allow everything but they will kill your PC very soon. i have used many steps like KMS, cmd commands, Microsoft media keys but i lost my data severely . better you may use Windows 7 or XP . Stay away from Windows 8 crackkkkkkkk.

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    • Hello dinesh,
      this is where you got the whole thing wrong. crack can ruin your system if you use it because some are filled with virus or is corrupt. but the one you are seeing above you now is not a crack neither is it an activator. The command above is 100% safe and with guarantee by me. you should try it out before condemning it.

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  55. Dear Babanature
    I’m not condemning it. i always support this type of activators. because i have used this type of activation for my previous Windows 7 ultimate, XP . but windows 8 fire back now. i have used microsoft activation keys. 29 days worked like charm but,when i was entered 30th day i faced many problems. that’s why i say like that. I appreciate your hard work keep rocks.

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    • Hi once again,
      I know how that feels. i have had that issue once with my xp (that’s a long time ago). but right now, new methods and new ways are coming out, so you just need to try this and see how it goes. thanks for the reply

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  56. my product key got uninstalled at first then kms settings changed to lunar but the last command -ato shows product key not found
    what to do now pls ? help me!!!

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  57. bro..

    first 3 command work wel but fourth command shows following error

    error 0xc004f074.the software licensing service reported that the computer could not b activated. No key management sevice (kms) could be contacted . Please see the application event log for additional imformation
    am using window 8 pro uild 9200

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  58. I’ve tried your intructions after typing [” slmgr.vbs -ato “]
    it shows
    [” Error: 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist “]
    Please help me…………

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  59. Hello guys,
    I’m very happy with this method,
    it worked like a charm, but
    i think that micro$oft will block this keys soon,
    and maybe we will flagged as non genuine,
    be careful with updates!

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  60. when i enter the slmgr /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4 it shows a error windows non core edition please tell me what can i do now

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  61. Thank you Mr babanature it is working perfectly for me. Is it permenetely activated ? Can i update my windows 8 (on win8 recomented settings (Autoupdate)

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  62. Hai babanature Thanks a lot. it is working for me (win 8 pro). bur i have a doubt is it possible for auto updating ? is it activated permanently or valid until

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  63. hy.
    may i get an application to activate windows 8 release preview instantly.??
    i’m just don’t understand doing it with cmd ..
    hehe. please

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  64. hi,
    im tek and i recently downloaded windows 8 i followed your steps but i made a mistake in the last step by putting comma instead of a dot ie, slmgr,vbs -ato
    and finally end up in getting lots of error boxes titled “host”. then i again tried many times after restarting but didnt work…. now i got a watermark saying “windows not activated”
    any help?

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  65. Hi Friends,
    I have problem in windows 8 where i cannot able change my PERSONALIZATION settings (used to change login image,loging screen color,account picture to be changed)even windows is activated ,as it is showing ina grey mode which no operation cannot be performed .Can anyone help me on these please .
    Thanks

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  66. I successfully installed and had Win 8 Pro activated on 2 tablet and 2 subnote. However, interesting was that I dicovered that when I installed WMC, my Win 8 became deactivated. So, I reinstalled without WMC. To all readers, there is no need for any Windows activator software. I found 3 and all 3 had trojans and virus. Babanature instructions works beautifully and simply. Very straightforward. Thanks Babanature. Now I need to find a way to activate Windows 7

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  67. HY , I TRY TO ACTIVAT WINDOWS 8 CONSUMER PREVIEW WITH THIS STEPS , I PERFECTLY ENTER ALL COMANDS BUT IN THE AND IT SAY A ERROR – PRODUKT KEY ACTIVATION FAILD. TELL ME HOW TO I SOLVE THIS ERROR .

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  68. hiiii HELP HELP HELP !!!!!!!
    PLEASE HELP ME
    i was just installed windows 8 consumer preview build 8250 on my dell core i 3 laptop and
    i am unable to activate my windows.i am tried many methods to activate windows such as example ( open cmd as admin and then i type slmgr /ipk serial number and slmgr/upk to unistalled key and slui 3 to activate and by action center but a error message shows the code 0xC004F013 fails ) i am also unable to change desktop backgrounds ,themes and i can’t my windows it also show error and my windows does not show “ACTIVATE WINDOWS ONLINE” OPTION in more pc setting .please help me i am very upset but i know you are geniuess {you can help me by my e-mail )

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    • The commands should work for you. make sure you open your command prompt using admin privileges and make sure that for each like you put the command, you’ll hit the enter button and also make sure that you’re connected to the internet. it will definitely work for you

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  69. you are wrong i am already connected with the internet
    give me all methods to activate my windows 8
    and about windows 8 it does not update
    my windows does not show “ACTIVATE WINDOWS ONLINE” OPTION in more pc setting and it gives a message

    that”On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, .please help me

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    • Hello himanshu,
      My command is 100% working so if it is not working for you, then maybe it’s not compatible with your product. but people with consumer preview said the trick is working for them so please you should preview the steps one more time and try it again. or do a screen shot of the problem upload it to a file sharing site and send it to me here…

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  70. There is something strange: In System, it says ” Windows is not activated.”. If I press on “View details in Windoes Activation”, it is written ” Windows is activated” ! In the end, is activated or not ?! I also have a watermark on the lower-right corner of the desktop saying: “Windows 8 Pro / Build 9200”. That thing usually appears when is NOT activated.

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  71. Sir

    System Details :-
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250
    Product Key Used : NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8

    when i use the above trick it shows

    Erorr: 0xC004E016 On a computer running Microsoft Windoes non-core edition, run slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004E016 to display the errorr text.

    Can i Do any Thing To active my Windows 8???

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  72. So, with conflicting opinions in these comments, I see it seems to have worked for most people.
    But when i tried the method, everything seemed to go fine, but on restarting the system, i saw it was still not activated.
    I am currently on Windows 8 Pro build 9200.
    I tried running the commands again, but on entering the second command,
    It showed me an error: ‘0XC004F050 The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid.’
    Does this key still work, for anyone, as on the 11th of Feb?\, 2013?
    I would appreciate any help on acquiring a different product key to try.

    Thanks a lot Babanature!

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  73. lol. my bad, i made an error in typing.
    But the problem persists. Everything goes fine, but when i restart, it’s still not activated.
    after typing the 4th line, is there any pop up i should get? I got none, hence, asked.

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  74. Thanks
    I could have activated my windows 8 with this method, but I cannot add windows media player.
    Even though, my windows 8 is showing “Activated”, if i go add feature page it keeps asking to activate first…..
    Do you have any idea??

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  75. Sorry mr
    4th command is not working with my win 8 pro build 9200
    it shows:-
    Activating Windows(R) Professional Edition
    (a98bcd6d-5343-4603-8afe-5908e4611112)….
    Error:)xC004F074 The software Licensing Services reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key management services(KMS) could be contacted.
    Please see the application Event log for additional information.

    Please Contact to me dear .

    tell me other command

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  76. How to activate windows 8 enterprises evaluation to full version.
    can you help me if yes so please sent me the method to my email id please sir

    Thanks i hope you will help me.!

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  77. hy man .its arslan here. i have tried these comands bu having problem with 4th one .its gives an error plz help me and reply me

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  78. Can you please help me telling me how to write the last command? is it slmgr.vbs(space)-ato ?
    I keep getting this message that says “product not found”

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  79. I am currently on Windows 8 Pro build 9200. When I tried the above command, I got the error 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist.

    Any help in this matter would be much appreciated.

    Thank You

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  80. Are U sure this step is not a trial version type cos d command almost look like dat of win7 30days trial dat can be reset everytime?

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  81. Hy!

    After I made these steps, my windows automatically shutting down in every our. After that i tried the process again, but then i got a lot of error messeges. My internet connection is great. I use windows 8 ultimate. Please, help me!

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  82. I was using windows 8 release preiev babanature say hello to my friend after kamut reproach me want the product key would be glad if you help ..

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  83. Its still working on 20 feb 2013 ! Thank you sir for your wonderful help ! Remember people to to use command prompt hit the windows key on your keyboad and the letter X at same time then go to
    command prompt (Admin)….There are 2 choices,choose wisely.

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  84. 3 steps r working ok, but 4th step not work its seen the error ” KMS not cotaced” if I use internet online or use kms activater pls help me.

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  85. Thank you. Works OK, have you thought about a Batch file to automate the re-doing the procedure before expiry of 180 days say at 175 days for example. Just a thought!!!

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  86. 4th step does work. It says “error no kms could be contacted”
    But if you right click on computer is actully says that windows have activated

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  87. thank u! it activated my W8 , and while i do why it show me it doesn’t work for microsoft windows non-core edition ! what does it mean!

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  88. hello bro, I have done all the steps and restart my pc. but when i open the my computer’s properties it shows that “window is not activated”.
    but
    when I click on “view detail in windows activation” it shows “window is activated”. I can’t uderstand it. nd m not sure that my window is activated or not.
    plz tell me how the messege ” window is activated” will show in my copmuter properties???…….. thanks alot.

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    • To know if your windows is activated. look below at the right hand site of your desktop screen, if there is any water mark, then your windows is not activated but if there is not watermark, then it is activated.

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  89. Help Me !!! I am using window 8 Release preview Build 8400

    I followed all the instructions but it did not work…
    when i enter the first command and i execute it it says Product Key Not Found…
    The second command says ”Error:0xC004E
    016 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core eddition, run ‘slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004E016′ to display the error text.
    The third command succeeds
    the fourth says Error product key not found

    Pls Pls Pls Help I shall be very grateful to you….

    Thanking you
    Rohit

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    • Hello Rohit,
      The reason you see those errors is because you did not gave the command administrative privilege. Give it admin privilege and it will work fine and make sure your windows is connected to the internet

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      • Sir I am also connected to the internet and press Win+x key from command prompt(admin)

        But showing same error..

        Please give me require solution

        Thanking you
        Rohit

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  90. When I write In Command Prompt(admin) “SLUI 3” there is open new window of window activation, and when i entered this key TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF Your Product key works! Continue when you are ready.Then I press Active. Showing me error

    Code: 0xc004F013
    Description: The Software Licensing determined that there is no permission to run the software..
    Now What Can I do Please Help Me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks
    Rohit

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  91. Many Many Thanks Boss

    I have searched every where but my windows did not crack.

    your code is very useful and now i have much enjoyed with Windows 8 .
    Code is :— below

    slmgr /upk
    slmgr /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
    slmgr /skms lunar21.no-ip.org:80
    slmgr.vbs -ato

    Thanksssssssssssssss

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    • This is the solution i can render;
      * open the command prompt using admin privilege
      * if the command you typed in is giving you problem remove the :80
      * make sure your pc is properly connected to the internet
      If you perform all this and still did not work, then your windows can not be activated through command. the only option is to collect key from microsoft directly.

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  92. I have facing the problems in activation windows. After long search in google I find your post. Awesome steps posted it is working fine. Thanks for your stuffs. thank you Flocks ..

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  93. I can add another reason as to why activations keep giving errors, if your time n date are wrong or your timezone is wrong, it will refuse to activate

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  94. thanks a lot my friend (can i call you my frιend) this trick is good and it is working for me in 24 /3/2013 perfect….. thanks again

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  95. Running Windows 8 Pro 64 bit build 9200. The above worked perfectly. Have been looking all over for a way to do this.

    Thank you very much.

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  96. iam very thankful to you
    i tried many patches and cracks but nothing works for me and after i tried your trick, it works perfectly without any error for me thanks for your trick dude……

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  97. Amazing! I have tried every activator and serial key that I have found, but this is only way to make it works! Thank you very much from the Czech Republic man! You are awesome 🙂

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  98. OMG!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!
    I’ve been trying everything!, all kinds of crack and nothing worked, this method is easy and it really works!

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  99. slmgr /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
    aftr thisstep im having this error: 0xC004f025 Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges.
    pls hep me

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  100. my possible errors:-
    for step1:product key not found.
    for step2:Error:0xC004F069 on a computer runng Microsoft windows non-core editionrun ‘slui.exe 0x2a 0xc004F069 to display the error text
    for step3:product not found

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  101. Hi

    If you follow the same you will get “Windows is Activated” in the system properties but actually your windows is not activated !!!!..

    If you are activated your copy of Windows 8 completely then only you can customize personalization settings (User Account Picture, Lock Screen & Start Screen).

    Please follow the steps and check your windows is completely activated or not…

    Hit Win+C go to “Settings” then go to “Change PC Settings” at the bottom right corner and check whether you can customize the personalization settings, if the options are not highlighting then you need to activate your windows.

    If you wish to remove the current activation, open the command prompt with administrator privilege then “sfc /scannow”.

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  102. Hi this is not woking for me the only thing that dissappeared is the time portion it still says evaluation an 9200 at the bottom also the product keys given do not work

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  103. Hi Babanature.
    fantastic site on activating win8. Thank you
    One question, do you know of any way to add win media center to win8 ultimate N edition?
    I did add win media player then realized I would really prefer media center.

    Thanks
    John

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  104. Dear Babanature,

    Please check that whether you can customize the personalization settings (User Account Picture, Lock Screen & Start Screen). If no then your windows is not activated. This key will be expire in 90 days and you can’t activate Windows by following the same procedure.

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  105. Hi Babanature,
    Ur method worked perfectly well. after that i installed media center feature with the free key i have and after that the activation is gone. I tried this method again and it says “Error:0xC004F069 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run ‘slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004F069′ to display the error text” at the 2nd step. then i searched the web n tried some other keys. The 2nd step worked fine but every time it fails in the last step and it says “no kms could be contacted” . i am using cmd as admin and aslo tried the 3rd step without “:80” . kindly help me out

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  106. I have this error code: 0xC004F074
    Can’t contact KMS server, so can’t activate my pc….

    can you help me to solve it?

    Thanks

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  107. I have tried all the four steps but in the last step it gets screwed up Kms server could not be contacted even though I am connected to Internet and my gmt is correct I am using windows 8 pro build 9200 .

    Sir please help me

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    • Some users used this same trick to activate their windows 8 pro so maybe if you put a little work in it, it will work… please read the comment to see more tips

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  108. i just activated my win 8 pro.
    i think the problem is on the KMS server, so we can still use thses
    slmgr /upk
    slmgr /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
    slmgr /skms lunar21.no-ip.org:80
    slmgr.vbs -ato

    and keep trying activate with different KMS servers as shown below:(replace lunar21.no-ip.org:80 with following server)
    win8kms4.mooo.com
    218.66.94.206
    walkercorps.zapto.org
    zwaan.mooo.com
    kms.cc.columbia.edu
    fourdeltaone.net
    theliel.dnsd.info
    thoosa.no-ip.org
    147.134.1.42
    222.130.138.14
    70.60.177.98
    kms.djxmmx.net
    kms-c.no-ip.org
    clc2010.oicp.net
    pokeball.no-ip.org
    dant.net.ru
    deltaone.net:1688
    kms.djxmmx.net
    z1.no-ip.org:1688
    columbia.edu:1688
    zapto.org:1688
    w8kms.no-ip.org
    123.114.32.184
    ictservice.no-ip.org
    fourdeltaone.net
    osfp7g7.no-ip.org
    5.102.152.201
    147.134.1.42
    109.174.76.120
    jbiz1.no-ip.org
    144.216.2.69

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  109. Thanks a lot babanature… 🙂
    it worked perfectly for my windows 8 pro. and is genuine now.
    but my question is this activation is lifetime activation or has certain time period?
    thanks once again.

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  110. wow!! it is working thanks a ton : i did a clean installation on Mac Pro hey is it for 6 months ? Microsoft made me fool i bought original WIN 8 from retail @ approx $ 200, 2 month before and yesterday i installed and i found this is only for upgrade .. Two month before upgrade was available only in $ 20 . They cheated me and now i am fighting with that retail counter to get my money back

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      • Bro…Please i can’t activate my Consumer preview…and i try perfectly everything…Please bro can u find out any solution for Consumer preview…your tips work on every thing, but Consumer Preview not…So please please bro help me….

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          • Bro, you reply so i feel so happy…but bro I installed consumer preview by formatting c drive…and when i installing it then it told me for choose 2 option one is Upgrade and other is Custom for Advance user..i selected Custom..so which is better…but now when i apply your tips it’s done correctly..but when i click to activate button then it show
            Windows could not be activated
            go to control panel to learn about other ways to activate
            Error code: 0xC004E003
            Error description: The software licensing Service reported that license evaluation failed.
            So please bro try to discover any thing to solve it…you can do it…please…

          • oh ..one thing i forgot…it’s license if only for 2012 not for 2013…maybe it’s the cause for not activation….my license key is
            DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
            Consumer Preview 8250

          • Yes bro, i tried your license also…but it also show same…Everybody got it good…but no one get it good for consumer preview…don’t mind bro i don’t know English very good…hahhaa…Please bro try to discover any thing for Consumer preview 8250..and i know you can do it….thanks, i’m waiting…

  111. hi sir…
    i am using windows 8 pro build 9200,can i make it to genuine…
    when i type it is showing invalid key….can u help me…

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  112. dear sir,
    how can I activate windows 8 customer preview build 8250 without any crack or patch? plz help me.

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  113. in my pc settings i cant personlise my account picture ,screen colours etc…. y babanature answer me hw can i personlise

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  114. Error: 0xC004F069 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run
    ‘slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004F069’ to display the error text.

    Hi babanature,
    I have tried the above method and I am getting this error on entering the second line(that contains key). As for as I am thinking its due to this key is for some other windows version.. Can you please help me ???Thanks in Advance.

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