Windows 8 MAK activation

When I try to activate Windows 8 enterprise I receive DNS error. This was very strange to me because I normally could open web pages in same time.

This was happened because Windows 8 enterprise by default try to activate itself using KMS

So I found workaround on Microsoft web pages and here it is

First you must run Command Prompt as Administrator (right click in lower left corner of the screen)

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Then in command prompt you have to type slmgr.vbs –ipk your_product_key

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Hit Enter an then you will receive this message: Installed product key your_product_key successfully.

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When you check your windows activation you will see that your copy of windows is activated now

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NOTE your product key should look a like xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx, where x could be any number or character

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WinDays 13

Today Microsoft Croatia starts with Early Bird registrations for Windays 13 conference.

Windays 13 will be held in Umag from 22 – 26 April 2013.

More about conference and Early Bird registration can be found here www.windays.hr

If you want to present on Windays 13 you can nominate your presentation here www.windays.hr/nominacija

Problem with Lenovo EDGE 13’3 Wi-Fi and Windows 8

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It seems that Lenovo have big fail with Windows 8 drivers

Few days ago I decide to reinstall my laptop from scratch. First I backed up all data on, and then I reformate my HDD and install Windows 8 x64 Enterprise. Everything seems to be fine except one thing. I couldn’t start my Wireless Network Card. Sad smile

I checked in device manager and drivers was OK. No exclamation marks or similar failures. But I couldn’t connect to my Wi-Fi network.

As far as we all know, Lenovo have hardware switch on some models. On EDGE there is no switch but you must start (enable) your Wi-Fi card by pressing Fn+F9. You are unable to do this if you don’t have Lenovo software installed. But Lenovo still didn’t write proper drivers for Windows 8.

Currently Lenovo have Beta drivers for Windows 8 @ Lenovo. Why for God’s sake they have Beta drivers? Windows 8 is out for more then three months.

Here is what you must do if you don’t want to install Beta drivers on your laptop (you will must to install just one)

  1. ThinkPad Power Management Driver, v1.66 beta, download (Windows 8 x86, x64)
  2. ThinkPad Power Manager, v6.32, download (Windows 7)
  3. Hotkey Features Integration, v3.80, download (Windows 7)
  4. Communications Utility, v2.09, download (Windows 7) – this one is needed to have Fn+F6 bring up properties for webcam, etc.

Yes, you must use Windows 7 drivers!

If some of this applications don’t want to install you will have to use compatibility mode.

After this you are able to get response after pressing Fn+F9., and you have possibility to enable your Wi-Fi card.

For some Lenovo models you can use Base Utility Package for Windows 8.

Windows 8 free e-book from Microsoft Press

I found this free e-book from Microsoft Press about new Windows 8

This e-book is great material for ITPros considering deploying and use of Windows 8 in their organizations

On this link you can download e-book and find more information about it

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/10/23/free-ebook-introducing-windows-8-an-overview-for-it-professionals.aspx?WT.mc_id=Win_MSL_MCPFlash_Nov