Windows 8 is undoubtedly one of the most searched products online for all the Windows PC/laptop users. Similarly there are many users searching for Windows 8 Product key to activate and use the full version of their Windows 8 PC/laptop.
There are plenty of reasons to choose and use Windows 8 like, a dedicated Windows Store from where you can download tons of useful apps, a new start screen, you can search from the home screen itself, new notifications styles like toast notifications, tile notifications and badge notifications etc, better security options and much more.
Windows 8 is worth upgrading for the previous version users who are searching for something new and updated OS for their PC/laptop. But all the good things do not come for free, same goes for the Windows 8 OS. To get all the functions and features you need to buy Windows 8 product key online or offline retail stores.
But don’t worry because this is the main reason behind writing this guide where you are going to learn about how to get free Windows 8 Product key and activate to enjoy all the premium features. So, keep reading till the last line.
Minimum System Requirements for Windows 8:
First of all, before you learn about Activation keys, let’s have a look on what are the minimum system requirements you need on your current PC or laptop to install Windows 8:-
- Your PC or Laptop should currently running on Windows XP, Windows Vista or in Windows 7 operating system.
- Minimum 1 GHz or better processor.
- Minimum 1GB RAM for the 32bit version and 2GB RAM for the 64bit. Please keep in my mind that the 32bit version can handle up to 3GB of RAM.
- The minimum hard disk space should be 16GB for the 32bit version and 20GB disk space for the 64bit version of Windows 8.
- Your PC or laptop must support and have DirectX 9 graphics driver or higher in order to run Windows 8 operating system.
- If you have Windows powered tablet or a monitor then it should support multi touch.
- The minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 and an active internet connection is required access the Windows app store and download any app.
So, I hope now you have got all the information regarding the minimum requirements to run Windows 8. If your PC or laptop meets these specifications then you are ready to go for Windows 8.
Windows 8 Product Key:
Please note that I cannot provide premium keys for free but we can share some product keys which are working fine and using which you can activate Windows 8. There are three different versions of Windows 8 present i.e. Windows Home, Windows 8 professional and Windows 8 Enterprise. Below I am sharing working Product keys for all three versions.
Working Windows 8 Keys:
For Windows 8 Home: FB4WR-32NVD-4RW79-XQFWH-CYQG3
Windows 8 professional: NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
Windows 8 Enterprise: 32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7
I hope the above mentioned product keys going to work fine for you and you can activate the full functions of Windows 8.
How to Activate/Use Windows 8 Product Keys:
After getting activation keys, now it’s time to learn how to use these keys.
Activating your Windows 8 copy is very easy, whenever you are using any trial version or free version you will see pop ups asking to activate Windows 8 or “Your Windows 8 Copy is not genuine” something like that. Just click on the pop up and they should redirect you to the new tab where you need input the product keys and activate the same.
Another way to activate your Windows 8 is, right click on the “My Computer” icon and click on Properties. There you can see all the details of your PC including the activation status. If your copy of Windows 8 is not active then you can activate right from there.
Now you have successfully learned how to activate your copy of Windows 8.
But there are many users who think why they should activate their Windows 8 when they have everything working fine. But as this is a detailed guide, I will cover each and every point including why should activate Windows 8 from the free/trial version. Below I have shared what are the cons of trial/free version of Windows 8.
Cons of Free version of Windows 8:
- The trial version will give you several bugs and errors while using your PC.
- There may some security threats as the developers may track user activities.
- Unwanted popup asking to activate Windows again and again, this is irritating for users.
- The free version of Windows may not support most of the software and hardware as well which may cause issues while using the PC/laptop.
So, why should you use the free trial version when you have premium product keys to activate the premium version? Go for the premium Windows 8 OS.
There are some more ways to activate your Copy of Windows 8 or if the above mentioned products keys do not work then you can follow the step given below:
Windows 8 Product Key Generator:
You may hear of Key generators tools for different software and programs. There are similar generators present to activate Windows 8. What you need to do is download any good Windows key generator/activator like “Microsoft tool kit” on your PC/laptop which is running on free or trial version of Windows 8.
Next run the tool to generate unique product key using it and activate your Windows copy. I personally prefer Microsoft Tool kit software as it directly activates Windows in a single click without any codes or any product keys.
So, you have today you have successfully learned about Windows 8 product keys including 3 premium keys to activate 3 different versions, how to use those product keys and also alternative way to activate free Windows 8 copy and enjoy all the premium features.
I personally prefer to buy premium Windows 8 product keys (original products) as you will get full product support and security. Meanwhile above mentioned steps can also works fine majority of users and you can enjoy that too. I hope now you got all the information regarding Windows 8 product keys and additional requirements. Thanks for reading this guide till the end.