Windows 8.1 is still used by many people and so here we are with Windows 8.1 Product Key List. These Windows 8.1 Product keys can be used to activate your Windows for Free.
After the launch of Windows 8 in 2012 and Microsoft receiving a huge number of complaints regarding the working of OS and some features, Microsoft in 2013 launched the Windows 8.1 operating system. Windows 8.1 with resolving the complaints of Windows 8 also had some new enhancements like the Internet Explorer 11, additional apps and a few more. The product got the hearts of users again and also improved the sales too. So, keeping that in mind let me share you some more knowledge of Windows 8.1 and also few more topics related to Windows 8.1.
Names of different versions of Windows 8.1
Like the Windows 8 operating system, Windows 8.1 also has 4 different versions which are all user and application-specific. They are as follows:
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- Windows 8.1 Enterprise
- Windows 8.1 RT
Of which, Windows 8.1 & Windows 8.1 Pro were in huge demand while on the other hand Windows Enterprise was used business purposes. Windows RT was designed specifically for ARM-based devices or PCs.
All the above-listed versions have sub-categories of K, N, KN and single Language Editions available. The iso image file of all these versions can be downloaded from the Microsofts official website.
Working Windows 8.1 Product Keys for Free
I am listing out the product keys for all the versions of Windows 8.1 which I have listed above and you can use them to activate Windows 8.1 in less than a minute.
Windows 8.1 Product Keys
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Key
Windows 8.1 Multiple Editions
Choose a key according to the version of Windows 8.1 you are using and enter the product key to activate Windows 8.1 operating system. If you have difficulties in activating then make sure you are following the below methods correctly to activate Windows 8.1.
How to activate Windows 8.1 using Product keys
There are many methods using which you can activate windows but I will share 2 of them which are easy to perform and would consume less time.
1. Using batch file
You need to create a batch file and run it as an administrator to activate Windows 8.1 and to do so follow the steps below:
- Open Notepad in your pc.
- Now, copy the code from this link.
- Paste the code and save as
activatior.cmd. Note – the file name isn’t important but the extension cmd is important.
- Close the Notepad.
- Right-click on the
activator.cmdfile and click on Run as administrator option.
- Let the program complete its operation.
Restart your PC and the check for the activation status now. Right-click on My Computer and then properties to check the activation status.
2. Using Command Prompt
This method would need you to enter a few commands in the command prompt window but you need not worry, I will have written the commands below and you just would have to copy and paste them.
- Press the Windows key and open Command prompt admin.
- Now, enter the command
slmgr /ipk productkey. Where instead of “productkey” you should write the product key you have.
- Then type,
slmgr /skms kms8.msguides.comand press Enter.
- Finally, type
slmgr /atoand again press Enter key.
After entering every command, you will see a Window stating the command operation was successful. Press OK after that and enter next command. After all the 3 commands are entered press exit to close the command prompt and restart your computer to make activation changes effective to the computer.
How to check installed Windows 8.1 product key?
To find the product key for Windows 8.1 of your PC, I will show you a new method which uses VBScript to locate the key, so, let’s call it as VBScript method. The VBScript is actually a few lines of code written by Microsoft itself that will help you with the product key. So, let’s try it out then:
- Open Notepad and visit the link.
- From the link, copy and paste the code.
- Save the file in VBS format like
- Double click on the file to run it.
- You will see a new window on the display with the product key written on it.
That’s it. You got the product key for Windows 8.1 that you have installed and if you weren’t aware of this method, then you can share it with your friends too because you know it now.
Links to purchase product key for Windows 8.1
The product key for Windows 8.1 can be bought from several online stores and for your ease, I am mentioning some of them here.
There are many more options available online which sells Windows 8.1 product key and you may go for them if the stocks are not available on the above sites or you have a particular site in mind. Wherever you may buy the OS, just keep in mind to read the feedbacks of the previous user/buyers about the product and the seller.
Windows 8.1 is the second last OS launched by Microsoft after Windows 10 and still in use by many users all over the world. The OS was launched just the next year after the launch of Windows 8 and both Windows 8/8.1 have better features and improved GUI than Windows 7 or older versions. The topic being Windows 8.1, there are 4 different versions of Windows 8.1 which also further have their sub-versions. To get all the features of the OS, one needs a product key to activate and though many product keys are mentioned-above, yet everyone should buy a genuine licensed version of Windows 8.1 OS sold either by Microsoft or the official partners.
Then finally, to activate Windows 8.1 with the product key, few methods have been explained with step by step guidance. So, refer any of those methods and activate Windows 8.1. Also, a batch method is included which has a code written in an editable cmd file and product key is written in it already which can be changed with the genuine product key if opened with notepad. A new method to check the Windows 8.1 product key was explained which was shared by Microsoft and is easy to perform. With that, the article shares all the important details regarding Windows 8.1 operating system and though if you have any query, please feel free to comment below.