This process might take several days (!!!) to complete. Wait for it.
Alternate Activation Gui Method
- click START (gets you to the tiles)
- type RUN
- type slui 3 and press ENTER
- SLUI 1 brings up the activation status window
- SLUI 2 brings up the activation window
- SLUI 3 brings up the CHANGE PRODUCT KEY window
- SLUI 4 brings up the CALL MICROSOFT & MANUALLY ACTIVATE window
- Type in your product key
- Have a nice day.