I do a fair amount of writing involving Microsoft products. As such I’m constantly re-installing Windows into virtual machines. One of the items that catches me off guard is Windows activation with multi-activation keys (MAK) from Technet. Here’s my friendly reminder on what needs to be done in order to activate when Windows indicates there’s an activation problem:
slmgr.vbs /ipk <WINDOWS KEY HERE>
Windows activation will work after that command completes successfully.