The installer does not require you to activate Windows 8 before you can proceed with installation. It is true that it requires you to enter a valid Windows 8 key before you can proceed. Installation goes just fine without Internet connection (or calling Microsoft) since the key is not activated at installation time.
1 For Free?
Make sure you have the right license key for your Windows edition…
In admin mode, run the command prompt.
You can install a license key by running command “slmgr /ipk your_key”.
My KMS server can be accessed by using the command “slmgr /skms s8.uk.to”.
“slmgr /ato” is the command you need to use to activate your Windows.
1 Not Activated?
Activate and open cmd in Administrator mode (right click cmd -> Run as Administrator) and run the command as “sfc /scannow” then click OK. You will be able to use Windows 8 again after you restart your computer.
1 Without A Product Key?
Windows 8 can be installed quickly and easily using this method. Creating a Windows installation USB drive without a product key is the first step. We need to download Windows 8 to use. If we haven’t already, we’ll need 1 ISO from Microsoft. Using a 4GB or larger USB flash drive and an app such as Rufus, we can create a Windows 8 computer. The USB drive must be installed.
1 Product Key?
You can select PC settings from the list of results by selecting the Start button, typing PC settings, and then clicking OK.
Activate Windows by selecting Activate Windows.
Click Next after entering your Windows 8.1 product key.
1 Is Not Activated?
With Windows 8, you don’t need to keep a non-activate system installed. If your Windows is not activated, you cannot make any changes or receive any updates. Without activation, you can’t do anything.
What Happens If You Run Windows Without Activation?
Windows 10 can be downloaded for free and installed without a key by anyone who wants to download it. There will be a few cosmetic restrictions, but it will continue to work for the foreseeable future. Once Windows 10 is installed, you can upgrade to a licensed copy for a fee.
1 Without Product Key?
You can run the special command prompt environment after opening the Start Screen and searching for “Deployment and Imaging Tools”. The ISO file can be burned or mounted in a virtual machine, so you can install Windows 8 without a product key and select the standard or pro edition of the operating system.
Is It Legal To Use Windows Without Activation?
It is not illegal to install Windows without a license, but it is illegal to activate it through other means without an official product key. If you do not activate Windows, you will not be able to access it. You may also receive periodic emails asking for your copy of Windows to be activated.
1 Stop Working If Not Activated?
As you may know, Windows 8 will last for 30 days without being activated. Activate Windows will show the watermark every 3 hours or so during the 30-day period. Also, it shows the build version of Windows 8 at the bottom right hand corner of your desktop when you click on it.
How Do I Fix Windows Not Activated?
You can restart your computer by opening it up.
Make sure the date of the purchase is accurate.
OEM keys are not a good idea.
You can activate your system by running the activation troubleshooter.
You need to remove the device from your Microsoft account and reactivate it.
Make sure you match the product key with your purchase…
Malware scanning on your PC is recommended.
Updates that are pending can be installed.
1 Activation Message?
On your screen, you can find it on the left. “Windows Activation” can be accessed by clicking the box. In the “Security Messages” section, you can find this information. By clicking this box, you will be able to remove activation messages from the system.