How long can i run unactivate windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by baskinghobo, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. baskinghobo

    baskinghobo MDL Junior Member

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    #1 baskinghobo, Sep 8, 2013
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    My windows 8 unactivated about 3 weeks ago. I'm still using it like normal, the only annoying thing is the watermark. How long can run unactivated windows 8 before it locks me out?
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    AFAIK, it will not lock you out
    it may nag you with extra activation requests
     
  3. eydee

    eydee Guest

    If it's 8 vanilla (not 8.1) just use the MTK to activate it and you won't even have a watermark to worry about.
     
  4. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    Windows 8 can be unactivated 30 days.

    After that, you need activate.

    You have two methods:

    1. Activate on standard method (if you have activation key).
    2. Or use Microsoft Toolkit for activate.
     
  5. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    there is no 30 days grace period in windows 8, it's on notification mode if unactivated:D