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How To Activate Windows 10 (2020)

Edited By Piyush Kashyap, Reviewed By Gulshan

Technology and the modern world walk hand in hand, as days pass by, our life is made easier through the upgrades and updates of technology.

Microsoft presents its best in the Windows 10 update. A user accessing this update in PC shall have a satisfactory experience as it provides various features in different aspects of the operating system. 

This article helps you to understand ways for the activation of Windows 10. Before that, let's look at the most attractive features offered by the latest update of Windows 10 and Microsoft.

Windows 10 introduces a new era with the features and presents easy accessibility as one of its best features.

How To Activate Windows 10 (2020)

Windows 10 is said to be the best operating system as it is better than ever and yet continues to develop at a remarkable scale through its constant updates. 

Windows 10 is essential for completing tasks faster due to the features it provides and its unlimited support, which adds up to its versatility.  It offers security that is enterprise-grade, and easy semi-annual updates. 

A secure PC is a safe confidant; Windows 10 provides the best security and privacy settings. It also offers parental control, which helps block specific sites for children's protection and welfare. 

At the same time, its update reviews have been reaching its peak with changes that deliberate on the secure, efficient, and reliable service provided and time-saving features that help multitask. The latest update can let you forgo the passwords as it makes your device passwordless with biometric sign-in. 

If there is a definition of the best Operating System, it's the update of Windows 10. 

If you are looking to activate Windows you need a product key or a digital license. 

Once you are all set to activate Windows 10, go to the settings panel and open activation. After clicking on activation, click on Change Product Key, which further opens to the Product key to Windows 10.

In case there was a prior activation of Windows 10 on your device, then automatically, the activation of Windows 10 should take place. 

Ways for free Windows 10 activation

In case you have been using a genuine Windows 7 or higher copy, a free upgrade of Windows 10 is available for the customers for a limited period. 

But now, since the free upgrade limited time has come to an end, any user who wants to access Windows 10 has to acquire a license for program activation primarily.

In case you do not have a copy of the upgrade, you can access the same on the Microsoft website in the form of an ISO file. Using a free disk creates a bootable media that uses a setup of Windows 10 on any PC that uses an older version of Windows 7 or above. 

Activation using a product key

Assuming that the user holds a valid license key for Windows 10, the Microsoft company lets you activate Windows 10 for free if you possess a licensed version of older Windows. Now, to activate Windows 10 follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. 1
    Open your PC, go to the settings panel.
  2. 2
    Once you open the setting panel, select the option of Update & Security.
  3. 3
    Now you may click the left side of the tab that reads "Activation."
  4. 4
    Now click on the option of 'Apply,' wherein you will be required to press in a password two times.
  5. 5
    Once you have entered the password on the tab, click on OK to close the window.

Use Windows 10 Activator to install and activate Windows 10

This is another feature of utilization for free activation of Windows 10 and is also known as one of the easiest ways as any layman with the least technical knowledge can follow this process easily. 

Adding to the benefits of the Activator, once you use the Activator, you will have to use the real copy, which means that you can access a new update without losing the active status. Here's how to do so-

  1. 1
    Firstly, you need to ensure that Windows 10 Activators are correctly installed and downloaded on your PC.
  2. 2Now you need to unblock the file zip by the right-clicking tab on the zip file.
  3. 3
    Check the box of unblocking at the bottom.
  4. 4
    Click Apply.
  5. 5
    Once unblocked, now you may unzip the setup.
  6. 6
    Now open the application and select the option of Install GVLK.
  7. 7
    Further, click on Windows Key.
  8. 8
    Now, wait till the process is completed and the screen reads completed.
  9. 9
    Finally, click on the option of "Activate Windows" and wait for the message of success.

How to Activate Windows 10

Use ISO file to install an upgrade of Windows 10 manually

To activate Windows 10 follow the steps as given below-

  1. 1
    Click on the start button on your desktop.
  2. 2
    Search for "cmd" on the search bar option.
  3. 3
    Now, click on "run it with administer rights."
  4. 4
    To install the KMS client key, the command "slmgr/ipk yourlicensekey" should be used to install the license key as the key for activation that corresponds to the Windows edition is yourlicensekey.
  5. 5
    Hit Enter key for the execution of the command.
  6. 6
    Further, you will have to set the KMS address machine for which you have to use the "slmgr/skms kms8.msguides.com" command to connect to the KMS server.
  7. 7
    In the last step for the activation of Windows 10, you have to use the command "slmgr/ato."

Activation of Windows 10 through the KMSPico Activator

Since Windows 7 was introduced, KMS is considered the best and No. 1 activation tool for Windows. As the Windows version updated, the KMSPico tool upgraded its level too. Through KMSPico, you can activate Windows 10 without a license key. Here's how to do it- 

  1. 1
    Download and install KMSPico.
  2. 2
    If a password is requested for the same, use "windows" (no quotes and use only lower case) to download the archive.
  3. 3
    As the administrator, launch the program.
  4. 4
    Then, to the tab that reads as "Advanced."
  5. 5
    Now you are required to select the "TapDriver" option.
  6. 6
    Once the main window opens, you are required to click on the Start button.
  7. 7
    Further, select the install option when it is prompted on your screen.
  8. 8
    The Activation program completes itself.
  9. 9
    Now, Reboot your PC.
  10. 10
    Restart your PC, and you can access an active Windows 10.

There are a few more ways to download and activate Windows 10, which deals with coding, you may perform an activation process with the help of command prompt and notepad. 

Using it is more comfortable as these programs are already installed on your PC. Once you copy-paste the code, the document needs to be saved as a Batch file or ".BAT" format. 

Once the file is saved, the user needs to run the file as an administrator, eliminating any potential errors that may corrupt the PC. Once the above mentioned is performed, the user should restart the computer, and then the user may freely access the Windows 10 update. 

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Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush


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