I'm a bit affraid about what will happen in the time coming. It may be a bit exaggerating, but it will for sure happen in maybe a less terrible way. My prediction is that ar least 5 "activation exploids" will pop up out of nothing. Most of them aren't well tested, as the creators are in a rush to push it out and provide everyone their Windows 8 candy. KMS exploids will be pretty harmless, but there will also be plenty of frankenbuild and file tempering tools. A lot of people here and on other forums know they must be careful applying these, and make backups of every file changed before playing with these things. Unfortunately the majority of people are the ones who just downloaded a loader, mostly Daz's loader, which was already stable and well tested by the time they found out about it. Or they got if from a techie cousin or friend. These are the people who have only seen the "1 click and no worries" side of the whole process. Also a lot of people weren't there with previous windows versions, and for them this is probably all new. Lots of people will now want to use Windows 8 and are looking for tools to crack or activate it. They'll google around, end up here or on other places and try the first tool they find. If it doesn't work they try the next one, and their whole OS will start bugging and break down. Then they'll come to here to ask for help. Half the world will be freaking out, either helping victims or being a victim themself. This slows down the development of the good and reliable tools as well. So please, to everyone attempting to have a working Windows 8: - Read the description of the tool you want to use very (very very very) carefully. Make sure you roughly know how it works and what it does. - Read the threads and make sure you know which side effects and problems might occur after using it. - Keep an eye on the thread or other place where the tool is officially maintained and developed by the developer(s). Updates will be provided there (very frequently at the beginning). You'll be notified there if the developer stops supporting it. - Don't use the first tool you find. Preferably use KMS/rearm solutions. If they don't exist or don't work, then use frankenbuild and file tempering solutions. Beware the the last 2 are doomed to cause problems in the future, unless updated with every update there is, but still then... So compare the tools and find out which works best. Maybe even more important is to see which developer is the most dedicated and supporting for his solution. - The most important one: never install more than 1 thing at once. Every method should be used on a clean virgin system. Have you done something activation related previously? -> Uninstall it, revert all changes, make sure everything activation related is as clean as it was before! If the tool has no uninstall option (or one that doesn't work like RemoveWAT), make sure you find out by yourself what it does. Backup all files and changes before you install it so you can revert manually. I'm pretty sure this won't stop the all the trouble, but I can at least attempt to reduce it a bit. Also a request to the developers: Document your tool well and try to provide a working uninstall option.