So Windows 8 RTM launched yesterday and lots of people installed their copy from MSDN. I did the same but after the installation i couldn’t get my copy to activate. I kept receiving an error 0×80070005 when i wanted to activate my windows copy.
The problem is that you didn’t have to fill in your key during the installation and now Windows 8 is trying to activate with a default key which is failing.
You can fix this in a few easy steps:
- Press the “Windows” key on your keyboard or go back to the “Metro” start screen
- type “slui 3” and press enter
- a popup shows up where you can enter your new key. enter this key and press activate
- Your copy of windows 8 is now activated
Enjoy windows 8!
Geert van der Cruijsen