Windows 8, just like any other previous versions or even software released by Microsoft, is not a free versions, and requires to be purchased to obtain its licensed copy. A licensed copy comes with genuine windows Key that activates the windows. Here is how to active your Windows 8 installation:
1. Press the Windows Hot Key to open up Metro start menu and click Control panel.
2. Usually the first option would be Activate Windows if the windows is not genuine. Click it and in case your internet is not working you would have the option to unlock it via phone. In case the option is not there, you would have to scroll down and click on More Settings.
3. It should come with the classic view of Control Panel. In case it doesn’t, you should click on the View By in the top right corner and select Small icons from the drop down menu.
4. Click on System and in the bottom where its written Windows activation, see the status of your windows. In my case, it is genuine and activated. If yours is not Genuine, the process is simple to activate Windows 8 by entering the Product Key.