When trying to activate the version of Windows 8 that I had it told me that it couldn’t at this time. So searching around I found this post that gave clear instructions on how to fix it.
Some more tips I learned from this:
- To get to the command prompt and run as administrator you have to go to all apps (in the charms/apps section right click on the open space and click all apps) and then find it and right click getting the menu at the bottom to allow you to run as
- To uninstall the current license run this command “slmgr -upk”
- Go back to the activate settings screen and put in the new licence key
- Win+d takes you to the desktop