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Activating Windows 8 Enterprise

Depending on a number of factors, you may be faced with a similar issue.  In a nutshell, the native UI in Windows 8 informs you that it is unable to activate windows right now, please try again later.  After some digging around, I realized that I never actually entered my key during setup, and maybe that was the underlying issue.

Problem is; there is no easy way to input your key in the Windows 8 UI.  But there is a simple enough workaround:

Activating Windows 8


  • Open Start Menu.
  • Type "run" and press enter to invoke it.
  • Type "slui 3" and press enter.
  • Enter your product key and Activate.
  • Done!


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Windows 8 Performance Monitoring

Performance Monitor on Windows 8

"Most of what I’ve said thus far about Windows 8 hasn’t been good. I’ve stated on a few separate occasions my belief that this OS is a disaster in the making. But last week a couple of representatives from Microsoft showed me the Windows Assessment Toolkit, and it’s one of the most advanced and easy-to-use methods I’ve yet seen for measuring system performance…"

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