Fresh Install of 2012 Server or Win 8 won't allow product key entry

Post date: Sep 13, 2013 10:2:14 PM

If you have just done a fresh install of 2012 server or Windows 8, and you go to activate the install, you may find that the area where you would normally punch in a product key just isn't there... if that is the case, pull up the new metro search function, and in the search box type: "Slui.exe 0x3" (SLUI.exe Zero x Three) - no quotes

You should see on the left side a key icon with that name next to it, click it. When you do, you will get the box you were expecting to find earlier.