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How to activate Windows 2008

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020

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This article describes how to activate Windows 2008.



Perform the following operations. If activation failsModify the registryReactivate.


Self-activation system

Make sure that you are using the 32-bit or 64-bit Chinese version of Windows2008. To activate a Windows self-help service, you must remotely log on to the server and perform the following operations.

  1. Log on to the ECS instance and clickStartAnd SelectRun.
  2. Run the cmd command and clickOK.
  3. Run the following command to set Key Management Service.
  4. Run the following command to activate the product.
    slmgr -ato

Solutions for installation failures

Note:Before you modify the registry, be sure to create a snapshot of the system disk and data disk.

If you fail to activate the system, try the following methods to reactivate the system.

  1. SelectStart > Run. Enter regedit to open the registry editor.
  2. Navigate to the following registry keys and findSkipRearmTo change its key value to 1 ".
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion \SoftwareProtectionPlatform
  3. Restart the ECS instance.
  4. In command prompt, run the following command to activate the system.
    slmgr /ato


Application scope

  • ECS