installed a new video card and windows 8 is prompted to be re activated

This is the only hardware change i made to the computer since installed windows 8, and now i must purchase $200 product key?
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Just re-activate by phone.

 

Windows 8 - Phone Activation


How to activate Windows 8 by phone


Press Windows key + x then click Run, then type:   slui.exe  4
(Alternate method: Press Windows key + r  then type:    slui.exe   4)


Next press the 'ENTER' key.


Select your 'Country' from the list.
 

Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.
 

Stay on the phone *** do not select/press any options *** and wait for a person to help you.
 

Explain your problem clearly to the support person.


================= Step by Step ==================================

 

How to activate Windows 8 by phone
February 18th, 2013

Press the Windows key + R

Now enter / type:   slui.exe  4

Next press the 'ENTER' key.
 
Select your 'Country' from the list.

After you have selected your country, click ‘Next’.

Choose the 'Activate Windows by phone’ option. Perform ‘Step 1’ and call the number listed.

Stay on the phone *** do not select/press any options *** and wait for a person to help you.
Explain your problem clearly to the support person.
 
Then provide the numbers in ‘Step 2’ when asked.
 
Step 3: Enter the confirmation ID the support person gives you, read the number back to the person as a verification check that the sequence of numbers you entered matched the numbers support provided you.
 
Then click the ‘Activate’ button.

You can check your activation status as follows:
 
Press the Windows key + R  to open Run dialog.
Now enter / type:   slui.exe

 

 

 

================= Alternatives ===================================

 

How and when to contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295539
Explain your problem clearly to the support person and they will transfer you to the activation department


How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center by telephone:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929


For a list of phone numbers see method #1
 


 
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1. Press Windows key + X then clickRun, then type: slui.exe 4

2. Next press the 'ENTER' key

3. Select your 'Country' from the list.

4. Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.

5. Stay on the phone (do not select/press any options) and wait for a person to help you with activation.

6. Explain your problem clearly to the support person.

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