Instructions on how to identify a Microsoft Windows 8 Activation Failure and Error code
The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:
Microsoft Windows 8 requires a Digital Product Key (DPK) to activate. Lenovo systems, for Windows 8, has a unique DPK added during manufacturing. Windows 8 is automatically activated online or can be activated via phone. During the activation process, an activation failure can occur. The system will remain in a non-activated state. If Windows 8 cannot activate, the "Activate Windows" page within "PC settings" is displayed.
This document describes the following two items: