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    Hello everyone,

    When I try to activate windows 8 consumer preview whilst connected to the internet, I get an error code and it says DNS name does not exist. Someone said i should disable the Firewall and Proxy. I have tried to disable my Firewall, and i do not have a Proxy, but still not activate Windows.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: get an error code when I tried to activate windows 8

    If you installed Win 8 CP correctly you do not have to activate it. It is already activated.

    Download the iso file from an approved site. (These sites are shown elsewhere. do some reading to find them) Burn the iso file to a DVD (again, method is shown many places). Boot to the DVD. Early in the process you will need to enter the key you should have written down when you downloaded the iso file. (The keys are also shown in many places) After you enter the key, the installation will proceed. When it finishes the installation is automatically activated.

    In case you are wondering, I want you to read some of the many posts in these forums about how to install Win 8 CP properly with a clean install.

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    Default Re: get an error code when I tried to activate windows 8

    Hi heffel,

    Welcome to this Windows 8 forums. To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, you need to report this to Microsoft.

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    Default Re: get an error code when I tried to activate windows 8

    Thanks, Ted and kerry.

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    Default Re: get an error code when I tried to activate windows 8

    You're welcome and good luck!

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    Default Re: get an error code when I tried to activate windows 8

    In short.... "There is NO Activation with Windows 8 BETA TEST Versions"
    Activation is automatic, when you install Win-8 using the Registration Key supplied on the same page with the download files. There is NO other activation, required, or even possible.

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