Suppose you have activated your Windows system with a trial activation key or the installed operating system has not been activated at all, the system will expire after the trial period. Therefore, it is essential for you to know the exact activation status of the system. And, as for how to know it, this text specifically sums up three methods on how to check if Windows 8 is activated.
Video guide on how to check if Windows 8 is activated:
Way 1: Check the activation status in System window.
Step 1: Open the System window.
On the desktop (or Start screen), right-click the bottom left corner to open the Quick Access Menu and choose System on it.
Step 2: Check activation information.
As the System window turns up, view the activation info on the bottom.
Way 2: Check in the Windows Activation window.
Step 1: Open it through searching.
1. Press Windows+F hotkeys to open the Search bar, enter activation in the blank box and select Settings to look for the related settings.
2. When the searching result comes out, tap Windows Activation.
Step 2: View the activation information in the window.
Way 3: Check in the Windows Script Host.
Step 1: Use a Run command to check the activation status.
Open Run dialog with Windows+R hotkeys, input slmgr.vbs -xpr in the empty box and click OK.
Step 2: View the activation info shown in the dialog of Windows Script Host.
In a word, all these three methods enable you to fleetingly check whether your Windows 8 is activated. Furthermore, if you want to check more activation information, please refer to How to Check Activation Information in Windows 8.
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