How to Activate Windows 10

Windows 10 is one amongst the most used operating systems in the world owned by Microsoft which is a well known name in the entire IT industry. Most of the high-end laptops these days come with the Windows 10 operating system preinstalled. However, if you do have an old PC/ laptop or you’ve built your own PC with graphics card and processor or have updated your computer for fast speed, you might want to install and activate Windows 10. There are two ways of activating Windows 10:

I. Activation through license / product key

You can activate the product key again  for installation of Windows 10 operating system and can be done  again if done so earlier. In case you activated the Windows 10 license linking it to your Microsoft account, activation on the same device can be done easily with the digital license.

Steps to activate Windows 10 with a product key

STEP 1

For installation of Windows 10, enter your product license key.

STEP 2

Press the Windows key, go to Settings > Update and Security > Activation.

STEP 3

Press the Change Product key.

STEP 4

Enter your product key into pop-up box and press next.

STEP 5

Press Activate.

Please note that you have to pay a certain amount in order to get the product key.

II. Activation through open source

There are many open source OS available for free and you may follow the following steps for the same:

  • Open Command Prompt as administrator. Click on the start button, search for “cmd” then run it with administrator rights.
  • Install KMS client key.
  • Set KMS machine address.
  • Activate your Windows.

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