Similar to previous version of Windows 7, Windows 8 also require you to activate the product by entering the license key. Many of the features of Windows 8 are available only if your Windows version is activated with a genuine license key. Generally when you install Windows 8, you need to enter the license key during the installation process. This key is activated once the system is connected to Internet. But in case there are any discrepancy in license key, you might end up with error code. These error codes can be due to various reasons. But like any Windows error codes, they might not give you proper details on the issue and how to solve it.
Microsoft has detailed the activate error codes and how to solve these. If you received a message saying that Windows couldn’t be activated, here are a few reasons why it might not have worked, and some things you can try to fix the problem.
Below are the activation error codes you might encounter when you activate Windows 8.