Microsoft has managed to come up with better operating system that can easily replace the much popular Windows 7, but the new operating system certainly comes with a new interface that has never been seen before and that means that many users are not sure how to make use of Windows 8.1 especially in the initial days when they are relatively new to the program and they are searching and looking around to ensure that they find all the options. The fact is that Windows 8.1 is not that complicated as it seems, but you will certainly need some time to go around it and ensure that you get hang of it.
There are many issues related to the Windows 8.1 product key that you will find on the internet mostly because there are users that have made some hardware changes to their system and now they are having some product key related issues. Microsoft has made sure that most of the answers are already available in the system and that makes things better for the users. Many users are not sure how do they change and replace their old product key with a new one. Although, this sounds like a complicated process there are simple ways to get around this and make sure that you are able to change the Windows 8.1 product key.
When you are using Windows 8.1 you can right click on the Start button and then click System option to open the system window. When you have the System window open you can scroll down to Windows activation section where you will find Change product key option. You can now enter the 25-character product key. This will allow you to change the product key to something that you can easily remember. You also need to click on Activate button to connect to the activation server and activate your product.
Another way to make changes to the product key is directly from the start screen when you turn on the laptop or desktop and you’re at the screen where you see multiple users. You can select the user and press Enter. This will provide you with an option to make changes to your Windows 8.1 product key. Once you have made the changes you have to click on Activate to ensure that you have activated the product on the activation server.
Similarly, you can also make changes to the Windows 8.1 product key from the command prompt with administrator rights. Go to the Start screen, type CMD and in the elevated prompt window you can type in slmgr.vbs / ipk <Existing Product Key> and then press Enter. This will allow you an option to change your product key and you can then enter the new Windows 8.1 product key. Make sure that you are also activating the product through the activation server. This will help you to keep things under control and you can the product key without using any complicated programs.