Last updated on September 7th, 2020 at 12:05 pm
This is a guide for those people as well as organizations, which are planning to use the volume activation to activate the Windows 8.1. This also includes the users that have earlier used such type of activation for the previous versions of Windows. In this guide, we will be covering on different ways to permanently activate windows 8.1 in case of a fresh installation as well as an upgraded edition from a previous version.
The activation process for windows 8.1 is the same as it was for the previous versions. Multiple methods can be used such as Multiple Activation Keys (MAKs), Volume Licensing keys with the help of a Key Management Server (KMS) and retail keys as well. This guide will help you to understand the difference in how clients use keys and then how they use the KMS to apply them.
KMSpico as The Best Windows 8.1 Activator
For the permanent activation of windows 8.1, many programmers have developed many software and small utilities and shared online. But the issue with a lot of them is that they are not the same as they were developed. Many other coders have changed their source code and added the scripts of their own by making it a threat to the computer systems. Many have bound adware and malware with these activators. They just harm your computer instead of activating it, so ultimately there is no use to search for them.
Out of the many, KMSPico has been the best option from the start for hundreds and thousands of people online. We have been seeing many reviews from real users of kmspico that it really worked for them.
So by searching about it further and testing it out on our own computers, We have come to the conclusion that this activator is best suited for all the needs of people like you. You can easily download this small tool on your PC and use it without any worry of malware or adware attacks. It is 100% safe and tested tool to use and it really works. We have done many activation online with this tool alone.
Supported Windows and Office Editions by KMSPico
The list given below will describe the software supported by this activator. Check one thing that if you are using the older operating system like Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista. Then you need to install.NET Framework 4.0+ before using the program. A valid operating system is required for this tool to work.
- MS Windows 7 All Editions and versions
- MS Windows 8 All versions and releases
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 all release editions
- Win 10 All versions and editions
- MS Office 2010, 2016, 2013, 2007, 2003 and 365 all edition and versions.
KMS Pico Instructions
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 can easily be activated by KMSPico activators 10. Download the activator and then install it on your computer. The instructions for the installation are given below.
- For users having Windows 7 or lower need to have NET Framework 4.0+ first.
- You need to disable your antivirus because some antivirus may detect it as a virus or false positive. Right click on your antivirus and choose to disable.
- Get the latest version of KMSPico for your computer from here.
- If you have downloaded the file from another site, then our instructions may not help you, You will have to download the file from above link and then proceed.
- One needs to uninstall any previous versions of KMSPico, if having. You can do it by running cmd ( Right click and click on Run as administrator file in the downloaded zip folder on the archive). One can also use the uninstaller feature available in the Control Panel.
- If you want to start the installation, double-click on the setup.exe file available in the folder. This will enable installation of the activator. Click OK if anything appears on the screen.
- Now click on the Next button and continue. Install kmspico from the welcome screen you get after running it.
- Then choose ‘ I accept the agreement ‘ option and click on the next button to continue installation of KMSPico.
- Wait for the tool to complete the installation.
- The installation of this activator will take some time, so be patient.
RemoveWAT is a well know Windows Activator for All Editions and Versions [Specially Windows 7]. RemoveWAT was firstly made for Windows 7, and got updated, and now it can activate All Windows Versions.
Active–Directory based Windows activation?
Active–Directory based activation uses the same keys that are used by Key Management Service (KMS). However, Active Directory-based activation doesn’t require a dedicated host computer. The activation object is replicated across all the domain controllers in the Active Directory forest.
An Active Directory-based activation is a change in the Windows 8.1 as compared to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. The new activation is a role service that will allow using Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) which can store activation objects. This will help you in maintaining volume activation services utilized for a network. The additional host server is not necessary for Active Directory-Based Activation.
If a computer is running Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, or even Windows Server 2012 R2, It attempts to retrieve the volume activation information which is from the domain at the startup, which is falling back to KMS even if the domain is not available for Active Directory-based Activation. It will use the domain of the computer that will periodically reactivate it. This will stay activated as long as the domain will have the contact with the domain controller or a KMS.
Windows 8.1 Loader by DAZ
Previously, Windows 8.1 Loader by DAZ had proven to be the best loader ever made for Windows 8.1. It is small-sized, simple and easy to use activator, activates windows 8.1 with just one click.
Xiaoma KMS Activator for Windows 8.1
It is also a KMS based activator, made by Xiaoma (a Chinese cracker/patcher), so this activator goes with the name of Xiaoma KMS Activator (formerly Known as Oem7F7, Xiaoma OEM). It is latest and advanced with the ability to give you permanent activation for lifetime.
Windows 8.1 Product Keys:
If you are afraid of using a tool or an activator for your windows 8.1 activation and want to simply use a product key instead, Then you can use any product key from the list of many given below.
CoreSingleLanguage = Y9NXP-XT8MV-PT9TG-97CT3-9D6TC
gvlkCoreSingleLanguage = BB6NG-PQ82V-VRDPW-8XVD2-V8P66
gvlkEnterprise = MHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7
Core = 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT
gvlkCore = M9Q9P-WNJJT-6PXPY-DWX8H-6XWKK
ProfessionalWMC = GBFNG-2X3TC-8R27F-RMKYB-JK7QT
gvlkProfessionalWMC = 789NJ-TQK6T-6XTH8-J39CJ-J8D3P
Professional = XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB
gvlkProfessional = GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9
Some additional Windows 8.1 Activation Keys:
We personally recommend you to purchase the license officially from the official page of Microsoft Windows 8.1. But in any case, if you can not afford this option then you should go for an activator such as KMSpico Activator’s updated version. You can get it from this same page and use it. This tool has 100% accuracy and working ratio. Other methods also work but this is the safest and fastest method you can use.