Windows 8 Activation

Once you have installed Windows 8, you must follow these activation instructions to properly complete your installation of Windows 8.

NOTE: You will need the license key given to you when you downloaded Windows 8 from the software page.

  1. Move your mouse to the top right corner and click Search.

  2. Type cmd in the Search Box then click on Command Prompt (this appears on the left side, under Apps).

  3. Type slui 3 (note there is a space between slui and 3) in the Command Prompt window and hit Enter.

  4. Type the product key given to you when you downloaded Windows 8 from the software site. Click Activate.

  5. This completes the installation of Windows 8.

If you are having trouble activating Windows 8, please contact the Help Desk at http://help.caltech.edu (request type IMSS-->Desktop Support-->Computer Problems-->Need Help Installing Software) or x3500.