The above message is what I get on my Start and Desktop screens in my Windows 8 VM. I do realize this copy needs to be activated but here is the catch.

THERE IS NO “PC SETTINGS”!!!!!

Yes, that’s right. Go ahead, I dare you. Type in PC Settings on the start screen and see if anything comes up.

In order to activate Windows there are a few ways but the easiest is to type in Control Panel in the search. Open up the Control Panel and then open up System. In here at the bottom of the screen a person can activate their copy of Windows just like Windows 7 and Vista.

And people wonder why some of us despise Windows 8. Things like that are frustrating.