View Full Version : Help with Windows 8.1 Pro please?

January 3rd, 2017, 05:48 PM
Hey, I just installed Windows 8.1 pro yesterday and I just now noticed that it isn't activated, despite me providing the key at installation. I was wondering if Windows 8.1 absolutely has to be activated or no? Can I just leave it unactivated until I can buy a new code with the OS still allowing me to set a custom photo as my background?

Thanks! :)

January 8th, 2017, 11:31 AM
What was your previous OS?

January 14th, 2017, 09:26 PM
The previous OS I was using was Linux Kubuntu, but I noticed some serious slowdown; not to mention it had some compatibility issues between Java and Blackboard Collaborate, the program I use to attend online school.

I resolved the issue by using different codes from the internet, so... :P

January 23rd, 2017, 09:12 AM
Check the Microsoft website - it may have expired, but for a long time they were offering free upgrades from 8.1 to Windows 10. You just use the same key on the website!

If the key continues to not work, contact Microsoft support for help!

~ Clara