Slui.exe doesn't display menu to change product key.

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  1. Superfly's Avatar
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       #11

    You may have dependencies that are corrupt.. run a diagnostic report to check for tampered files

    See Activation troubleshooting - Windows 10 Forums
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  2. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #12

    Berton said:
    Just a note, I tried slui.exe on my production machine with Version 1703 Build 15063.540 and it worked but had to be careful to close/cancel a blue panel that appeared over the panel desired.
    Version 1703 Build 15063.540 here and slui runs just fine for me. It opens Settings > Update & security > Activation and then opens the "Enter a product key" panel that you would get if you clicked "Chang product key" on that page. Nothing happens unless you enter a key in that box and click next. Even then, it has to be a valid key. And even then, you have to click one more yes before it does anything. You'd have to work at it to un activate your system.
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  3. streetwolf's Avatar
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       #13

    Keep in mind that I'm not trying to activate a key. I'm just curious as to why only slui 4 works for me.
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  4. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #14

    Did you try what Superfly posted? "slui.exe 4" does nothing when I run it from an admin command prompt? Nothing I can see on screen anyway.
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  5. streetwolf's Avatar
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    alphanumeric said:
    Did you try what Superfly posted? "slui.exe 4" does nothing when I run it from an admin command prompt? Nothing I can see on screen anyway.
    So you have my problem but in reverse. Slu1.exe 4 works for me. It pops up the 'Select your country or region' menu. I assume slui.exe 3 works for you?
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  6. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #16

    Yes slui.exe 3 does the same thing as running just slui.exe.
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  7. streetwolf's Avatar
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    I ran the advanced Diagnostic test and it came back clean. It ran in about a second so I don't think it is testing much. Just looks like it deals with product keys and such.

    If you get slui 4 to run then it will probably get my slui/slui 3 to run. Let me know if you fix your problem and how you did it.
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  8. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #18

    I don't actually have a problem per say? I can just go to Settings > Update & security > Activation > Change product key and change my product key the normal way. I do it fairly often actually. I switch from Pro to Education or Enterprise that way without reinstalling. What is the Settings menu slui.exe 4 is supposed to take you too?
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  9. Superfly's Avatar
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    streetwolf said:
    I ran the advanced Diagnostic test and it came back clean. It ran in about a second so I don't think it is testing much. Just looks like it deals with product keys and such.
    If you get slui 4 to run then it will probably get my slui/slui 3 to run. Let me know if you fix your problem and how you did it.
    ADT uses MS built-in diagnostics to test activation... if by 'clean' you mean no tampered items (and no event log errors) then there are non-activation files that are corrupted... running sfc may help to test integrity of those.

    BTW: Slui.exe uses multiple switches (including error code checking)
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  10. lx07's Avatar
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       #20

    slui 4 doesn't work for me either now. slui (and slui 3) take me to new settings which is useless - it just requests a key. I can't figure out how to get to the telephone activation that slui 4 did.


    alphanumeric said:
    What is the Settings menu slui.exe 4 is supposed to take you too?
    It should take you to a screen like this to do phone activation:


    Slui.exe doesn't display menu to change product key.-capture.png


    Activate Windows 8 by Phone

    It was quietly dropped in 1703 perhaps? It now just does nothing whatsoever.
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