How do I change the product key of Windows 8 Consumer Preview? It will not activate with the current key.

how do i change the product id after installation coz i cant activate the preview

You can't change the Product ID, but you can change the product key if that is what you are asking:

Click Start, type: CMD

Right click CMD

Click Run as adminstrator

At the command prompt, type the following commands:

slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx (allows you to replace the current product key with the specified)

 

xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx - represents your product key

Hit Enter on your keyboard

Exit the command prompt

Restart your computer

 

 

Best,
Andre
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@ Andre! Where is the start in win 8?

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Last updated September 19, 2013 Views 1,121 Applies to: