Changing registration key

I am using a evalutaion version of windows server 2008 r2 standard and I have a good key that I've changed but is not working.
When updating the key, the proccess did the registration with microsoft but still not becoming a good version and also gives me a blue screen with the END_OF_NT_EVALUATION_PERIOD message

Is there any other step I have to do a part from changing the registration key?

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evanmcnallyIT ConsultantCommented:
Try (in dos window):
slmgr /ipk  <your valid key here>
You may have to type the key without dashes.

To activate:
slmgr /ato
Ryan McCauleyEnterprise Analytics ManagerCommented:
In your Computer properties, you've already clicked "Change Product Key" and entered your new key, but it hasn't taken? If that's the case, here are the steps to force a key reset (from

1. Open the command prompt and change working directory to System32 directory
2. Type in slmgr.vbs -ckms (this clears and KMS entry you may have)
3. Type slmgr.vbs -upk (this removes any product key installed)
4. Type slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx (where the x’s is the new product key you want to use )
5. Type slmgr.vbs -ato (this activates the server)

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carolosmagnusAuthor Commented:
needed to execute slui.exe
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