How to activate windows 10 without a product key [Step By Step Guide]

How to activate windows 10 without a product key {FOR FREE}

In this post, I am going to show you how to activate windows 10 for free and permanently without a product key. These methods are the easiest if you follow the steps as mentioned in this post.

It has worked for many Windows 10 users, so I am sure it will also work for you. I discovered these methods when I was trying to activate my computer. I surfed the entire internet looking for how I can activate it without spending money. Before my attempt, I have sourced external help in which I was told to pay a token before it can be done.

I couldn’t do just that because I know there was a solution somewhere waiting for me, and this is what I will share with you in today’s post. So, do you want to learn how I activated my windows 10 without a product key? Please, if your answer is yes, then keep reading this post.



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One common issue Windows 10 users encounter is Windows activation. Microsoft has made it strict that anyone using the software must buy a product key directly from the company or any allow license dealer. For instance, you won’t be able to personalize your computer until the software is activated. For this reason, you will need a product key from the company which costs around $120- $130.

Have you been seeing the “Activate Windows; go to settings to activate Windows” prompt on your screen just like the image below? Microsoft is telling you to activate your windows. The prompt can be a little frustrating for people who just bought a laptop but not directly from Microsoft.

how to activate windows 10



However, I am going to show you how to remove the prompt permanently and activate windows without the use of a product key.

How to activate windows 10 for FREE

The method works for any Windows edition.

Step 1: Run CMD as an administrator.

how to activate windows 10

Turn off every anti-virus on your computer.

In your window’s screen, tap the search icon and type CMD.

Right click it and run as an administrator.

Step 2: Install KMS client key.

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The CMD command must have been opened by now. Now type slmgr /ipk yourlicensekey and hit the ENTER button to run a command.

For instance, if you are using Windows 10 Pro type slmgr /ipk W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX, then hit ENTER.

Every Windows edition has its own license key.

The following are the license keys of other windows editions.

Home: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99

Home N: 3KHY7-WNT83-DGQKR-F7HPR-844BM

Home Single Language: 7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH

Home Country Specific: PVMJN-6DFY6-9CCP6-7BKTT-D3WVR

Professional: W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX

Professional N: MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9

Education: NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2

Education N: 2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ

Enterprise: NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43

Enterprise N: DPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4

Step 3: After you have successfully entered your license key, type slmgr /ato on the next line as seen on the image below and hit the ENTER button.

how to activate windows 10

Congratulation! You have successfully activated your Windows.



However, if that doesn’t work for you, let’s go to the second method, which I believed was going to work out. So, close the CMD command editor and open it again. Don’t forget to run it as an administrator.

In this method, you are first going to check if your computer was earlier used by an organization. It happened in most cases that the organization that used the computer before bought it directly from Microsoft with the product key. So, before you can activate windows 10, you must contact the organization and request the product key.

But the good part is that you will not be doing all that. I will show you how to check if the computer was earlier used by an organization, and how to activate it for FREE and permanently. Keep on reading.

How to activate windows 10 {without organization’s product key}

Step 1: Run the CMD command again as an administrator

Step 2: Type this command slmgr.vbs /dlv to check if the windows or computer were used by an organization, don’t forget to hit the ENTER button. If an organization used it, the command will display all the values. If you see GVLK, that means it was earlier used by an organization.

Step 3: In the next line, type this command slmgr /ato as seen on the image above and then hit the ENTER button to activate windows. Your Windows will activate immediately.

That’s all. You have just activated Windows 10, using the organization’s product key. I am certain this method will work for you.



To check if you successfully activate windows, go to Setting >> Windows Update >> Activation to confirm.

These are the easiest methods, and I am absolutely certain it will work for you. Just follow and enter the commands as stated in this post.

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