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Windows 8.1 licensing and volume activation

Find step-by-step guides, demonstrations, and downloads to help you address and troubleshoot licensing and activation as part of the deployment of the Windows 8.1 operating system in your organization.

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Plan for activation


Activate Windows


Manage activation


Training and tools


Demos and tutorials

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Licensing programs' fundamentals
Find out how to choose the right licensing for your company's needs.



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