How to Activate Windows 8 by Phone

Most of us know how to activate Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 online and even some of us know very well how to activate Windows 8 Enterprise Edition using slui.exe. But very less Windows users know how to activate Windows 8 by Phone.

Mainly, there are two ways available to activate Windows. One is through the Internet and second is by phone. In today’s tutorial, i will show you how to activate Windows 8 by phone. Special thing is, you are going to get the complete list of Microsoft Volume Licensing Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers at the end of this article.


Before describing about the Windows 8 activation by phone, i would like to simply clear that a very simple difference is between the Windows Activation process and Windows registration process.

Activation is the simple process of ensuring that your Windows copy is being used according to the Microsoft Software License Terms and Agreement, whereas registration is the process of providing complete information to sign up for the windows product support, tools and tips, and many other product benefits offered by the Microsoft. In order to activate Windows 8 by phone, you will have to follow the below mentioned instructions:

See also: How to Find Which Version of Windows Installed on System

Activate Windows 8 by Phone [Windows 8 activation]

To start the Product Activation Wizard in Windows 8 ( or Windows 8.1), open the Charms bar —> Settings —> Change PC Settings —> Activate Windows —> Activate by phone.

From the drop-down menu, just select your country and click on Next button.


On the next page you will be able to see some toll-free phone numbers (these are Microsoft Product Activation Center numbers) as shown in below screenshot. You have to call on any one of those numbers and provide the numbers mentioned in Step 2, when you will be asked.

Their person (Windows 8 Product Activation) will give you a Confirmation ID, which you have to enter in step 3.


After entering the Confirmation ID, click on Activate button to activate your copy of Windows.

Once activated successfully, you will be able to view the Licensing Status and Activation ID of your Windows OS with slmgr.vbs.

To check your Windows OS activation status: Press the Win + R to open the Run dialog and enter slui.exe, you will see the activation status as shown in below screenshot.


Note: You can follow the same procedure for activating any version of Windows.

Microsoft Volume Licensing Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone numbers
Dear reader, if you are a Microsoft Volume Licensing customer and wish to activate your Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 OS) by phone, you can use this list of Microsoft Product Activation Center phone numbers.

Australia                        (61) (2) 9870 2131                   1800 642 008
Brazil                             (11) 3217 3521                        (0) (800) 888 4081
Canada                          (716) 871 2781                        (888) 352 7140
India                              (91) 80 4010 3000                   1800 11 11 00 or 1800 102 1100
Philippines                     (65) 6324 8098                        00 800 2468 1668
Russia                           (7) (495) 745 5445                   8 800 700 8002
Singapore                      (65) 6324 8098                        1800 324 8098
South Africa                   (27) (11) 361 7000                   (0) (801) 43 43 43
United Kingdom              (44) (203) 147 4930                 (0) (800) 018 8354
United States                  (716) 871 2781                        (888) 352 7140

Give attention please, the numbers available in middle column are Toll Calls and the available in right side column are Toll-free numbers.

If you want to see the complete list of Microsoft Volume Licensing Activation Centers Worldwide and their Telephone Numbers, follow this link: Microsoft Volume Licensing – Activation Centers.

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