Activation with or without the Internet

Automatic activation over the Internet is quick and easy. By comparison manual activation is more difficult, because it requires two separate steps and more time. If you have access to the Internet from your machine, we recommend Internet activation. However, if your computer has no access to the Internet, you have three options for how to proceed. (See "Options without the Internet".)

If your computer is not already connected to the Internet, for example, if you need to start up a dial-up connection, or turn on a wireless router, do so before proceeding.

What is Activation?