2 ways to activate Windows 10 for FREE without any software

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As you know, Microsoft notified Windows 10 is “the last version of Windows” and explained that they will be focused on the development of powerful and new features under the guise of software updates instead of building a new version. This means there will be no Windows 11 in the future. So if you are thinking about an upgrade, this is the best time to get it.

Windows 10 free upgrade

The representative of Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 is a free upgrade for all customers using a genuine copy of Windows 7 or higher. But this offer officially will expire on this Friday so do not hesitate to own it before it is too late. Your time is running out. After July 29, the upgrade will cost up to $119 for Home or $199 for Professional edition. Personally, that amount of money is enough to pay my rent this month so there are no reason for me to deny that.

Should you upgrade to Windows 10

“Do not upgrade to Windows 10”. This seems to contradict the above analysis but that is the statement of security experts. They said that Microsoft has been violating users’s privacy from collecting their personal information like gender, age, hobby and Internet habits… without your permission. The options relating to sending feedback and data to Microsoft were enabled automatically from the moment that you installed Windows 10 successfully so most people don’t know about them. However, you can disable them in Settings/Privacy easily.

Install Windows 10 using ISO file instead of an upgrade

You can get the latest version of Windows 10 Professional here if you don’t have it already. If you have ever installed any versions of Windows before, I am sure you will have no difficulty getting started with Windows 10. If you are looking to install it with an USB flash drive, please consult the video “How to create a bootable USB stick”. The following are the detailed instructions for installing Windows 10.

Upgrade to Windows 10 using the ISO file

A clean installation of Windows 10

Activate Windows 10 without using any software

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If you are using another version of Windows, please go to Homepage and select a suitable method.

Method 1: Manual activation

Step 1: Select the right key for your Windows.
Here is the list of Windows 10 volume license keys.

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 2: Right-click on the start button and open Command Prompt (Admin).

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Step 3: Use the command “slmgr /ipk yourlicensekey” to install a license key (yourlicensekey is the activation key you got above).
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(*Note*: You need to hit [Enter] key to execute commands.)

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Step 4: Use the command “slmgr /skms kms8.msguides.com” to connect to my KMS server.

 

Step 5: The last step is to activate your Windows using the command “slmgr /ato”.

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Check the activation status again.
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Method 2: Using a batch file

Step 1: Copy the following code into a new text document.

@echo off
title Activate Windows 10 ALL versions for FREE!&cls&echo ============================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without software&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo - Windows 10 Home&echo - Windows 10 Home N&echo - Windows 10 Home Single Language&echo - Windows 10 Home Country Specific&echo - Windows 10 Professional&echo - Windows 10 Professional N&echo - Windows 10 Education N&echo - Windows 10 Education N&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB N&echo.&echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Activating your Windows...&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /upk >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /cpky >nul&wmic os | findstr /I "enterprise" >nul
if %errorlevel% EQU 0 (cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk DPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk WNMTR-4C88C-JK8YV-HQ7T2-76DF9 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 2F77B-TNFGY-69QQF-B8YKP-D69TJ >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk DCPHK-NFMTC-H88MJ-PFHPY-QJ4BJ >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk QFFDN-GRT3P-VKWWX-X7T3R-8B639 >nul) else wmic os | findstr /I "10 pro" >nul
if %errorlevel% EQU 0 (cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9 >nul) else wmic os | findstr /I "home" >nul
if %errorlevel% EQU 0 (cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 3KHY7-WNT83-DGQKR-F7HPR-844BM >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk PVMJN-6DFY6-9CCP6-7BKTT-D3WVR >nul) else (echo.)
set i=1
:server
if %i%==1 set KMS_Sev=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i%==2 set KMS_Sev=kms8.MSGuides.com
if %i%==3 set KMS_Sev=kms9.MSGuides.com
if %i%==4 goto notsupported
cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /skms %KMS_Sev% >nul&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo.
cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ato | find /i "successfully" && (echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #My official blog: MSGuides.com&echo.&echo #How it works: bit.ly/kms-server&echo.&echo #Please feel free to contact me at msguides.com@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.&echo.&echo #Please consider supporting this project: donate.msguides.com&echo #Your support is helping me keep my servers running everyday!&echo.&echo ============================================================================&choice /n /c YN /m "Would you like to visit my blog [Y,N]?" & if errorlevel 2 exit) || (echo The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one... & echo Please wait... & echo. & echo. & set /a i+=1 & goto server)
explorer "http://MSGuides.com"&goto halt
:notsupported
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry! Your version is not supported.&echo.
:halt
pause >nul

Create a new text document.

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Step 2: Paste the code into the text file. Then save it as a batch file (named “1click.cmd”).
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Step 3: Run the batch file as administrator.
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Please wait…
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Done!!!
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Check the activation status again.
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If you would have any questions or concerns, please leave your comments. I would be glad to explain in more details. Thank you so much for all your feedback and support!


For faster support, please visit here for troubleshooting. Need more help? Please email me at msguides.com@gmail.com


216 thoughts on “2 ways to activate Windows 10 for FREE without any software

  1. jeferson

    QUESTION! : Can I use this method for my friend’s laptop which don’t have genuine win7. If Yes. Can I jump from wind.7 to win10 by following these method? TIA! Any way, I am now upgrading my laptop to windows 10 Pro from windos Home. Win10Pro has more features than Home. TIA!!!

    Reply
  2. Gerry

    First method error:
    “Error Code: 0xC004F074 – (…) could not activate. No KMS.”

    Second method error:
    “Version not supported”

    I have a question: I upgraded from Windows 7 ultimate yo windows 10 pro, can be this the problem?

    Have I to make a clean install of windows 10?

    Thanks.

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  3. MIguel

    Hello, this worked flawessly, no problems at all, i had already upgraded from Windows 7 home premium for free to Windows 10 home but reverted back to Windows 7 untill i found this guide, made a clean install of Windows 10 pro and activated with no issues.

    Thank you very much, simple and easy, apreciate it.

    Reply
  4. Gerry

    First method error:
    “Error Code: 0xC004F074 – (…) could not activate. No KMS.”

    Second method error:
    “Version not supported”

    Please, answer. Thanks.

    Reply
  5. hassan

    IT work I want to know if its safe or not safe bcoz we connect to ur server , may be u monitor our action
    u are not a hacker? want to hack us?
    hahahahhahaha thank u bro

    Reply
  6. Alamgir Hossain Shemul

    Thanks to its worked. Don’t know how don’t understand the details techy stuff. But my windows 10 is activated using the first method. Is it safe?

    Reply
  7. loya08

    I activated my Windows using the code provided in “bit.ly/windowstxt”. But after activation Windows Pro, which I have installed, changed to Windows Enterprises. Is this normal? Anyone is facing the same or what? Please reply. Thanks.

    Reply
  8. T

    I literally just used the first method and it worked! Took me a couple times but that was my fault. (typos) Thank you so much!

    Reply
  9. Steven

    it says “error” The Software Licensing Service reported that the computre could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.

    Reply
  10. Netlynker

    Hi. Thanks a lot and I can activate my Windows 10 Pro (17134.1) successfully. But really curoius how you can let public to activate via your KMS servers and how you are getting back your investment.

    Regards,

    Reply
  11. Sourav Nag

    I tried the second method for my windows 10 pro laptop..but it shows me the error ” your version is not supported”. Does the first method require internet connection while activating??

    Reply
  12. joaquin

    It works fine but my computer is slower for no reason i have a freaking gtx 1060 and a intelcore i5 7400

    Reply
  13. Indunil pradeep

    first of all,, it sucks again & again, so I tried the second option,, whooooo you got me babe,, thanks a lot Bro

    Reply
      1. Zane

        Hi Sourav, I believe I did have internet connection when I run the code.
        Or maybe just try both to see if any differences are made.
        Cheers.

        Reply
  14. SHAIK

    ur just mind blowing bro.
    just activated my Windows 10.1 home edition pc using method 2 : batch file method.
    MANY MANY THANKS & WISH U ALL THE BEST FOR ALL UR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS.

    Reply
  15. alex

    it works i had the connection problem too like many other people are saying they have it. heres how i fixed it! go to personalization and go to activate windows. where it shows the message where it says failed to connect to server. press troubleshoot amd it will automatically activate windows! hope this helped1

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  16. Gerry

    Well, it doesn’t worked for me.
    The method 1 end with error:

    Error: 0xC004F074 The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information

    The method 2 more or less the same, but with the “your version is not supported”

    Windows 10 Professional 64 bit

    Reply
  17. Samuel Addisu

    Hi I am Samuel
    when try to pass the steps it gives these message….. so what can i do

    #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without software
    ============================================================================

    #Supported products:
    – Windows 10 Home
    – Windows 10 Home N
    – Windows 10 Home Single Language
    – Windows 10 Home Country Specific
    – Windows 10 Professional
    – Windows 10 Professional N
    – Windows 10 Education N
    – Windows 10 Education N
    – Windows 10 Enterprise
    – Windows 10 Enterprise N
    – Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB
    – Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB N

    ============================================================================
    Activating your Windows…

    ============================================================================

    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…

    ============================================================================

    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…

    ============================================================================

    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…

    ============================================================================

    Sorry! Your version is not supported.

    Press any key to continue . . .

    Reply
  18. Wisnu Wirayuda

    Not working for Windows 10 Pro version 1083 (Spring Creator Update), Please update, i’m not kidding, i’m serious. i’ve been looking for tutorial like this but still fails

    Reply
  19. Duncan

    Method 2 worked until I turned off computer. It started doing an update, now when I start machine I just get the spinning wheel and it never start, any thoughts on this?

    Reply
  20. saeaen

    hello i see some comments about the activation only temporary..? is there a way to get around that?

    Reply
    1. Justin

      That is its valid upto 29 Nov 18… Do you have any key to make permanent activation. thanks for your efforts.

      Reply
  21. EdiQuadros

    I used the second method, and it not worked! “Sorry! Your version is not supported”
    My OS is “Windows 10 Pro” version 1803 Redstone4(april2018)(build 17134.1)…

    Tks.

    Reply
  22. RB Bhandari

    It worked in my computer but only for 180 days, not for lifetime, can you suggest us how to activate for lifetime.

    Reply
  23. Michael Tamene

    my window 10 s deactivated . I have tried to activate it many times but I couldn’t.
    my computer is Dell,system 32

    Reply
  24. Paul

    Well done my new friend. The first method worked like a charm for me. Windows 10 Pro. Thank you very much

    Reply
  25. It Works

    I found out why method 1 did not work, when you do slmgr /skms, the one thats on this page is worng, you have to go to bit.ly/aw10z to see the avaiable addresses and put that instead for /ato to work. Hope this helps anyone trying the first method

    Reply
    1. It Works

      See my above comment to help you out doing the first method since second doesn’t work for me either.

      Reply
  26. MIR

    my version is windows 10 enterprise.

    but here shows that “sorry!your version is not supported”.
    please tell what is the solution.

    Reply
    1. Dimitri

      It really works. I tried the second method and it worked fine for me. Thanks so much Guan, you rock!!!.

      Reply
  27. chaitanya

    I have tried this .but it is showing that the connection to my kms server was failed.what I have to do now?

    Reply
  28. baaraayaan

    oh my god. thank you. spent so many hours trying to figure out how to activate my windows after replacing my hardware. you are a life saver my friend. take care always.

    Reply
  29. Venkat

    God bless you my friend. It worked perfectly. I created a bat file using your code and it activated my broken windows just the way I wanted. Seriously, can’t thank you enough buddy! Keep up the good work and all the very best!

    Regards,
    Venkat

    Reply
  30. than

    Method 1 didn’t work for me (some problem after /ato command)… Method 2 worked perfectly. Got that – Connection with KMS server failled. Searching for another one…. – message, but it found ‘another one’ and 180 days are here. Thank you…

    Reply
  31. tanvi azmia

    thank you so much it helps a lot for me. i have tried to active this but still failed, and then i found this article and my windows is already active. thank you soo much 🙂

    Reply
  32. ROHAN PATHAK

    I HAVE TRIED QUITE A FEW TIMES ACTIVATING MY WINDIOW 10 IN MY LAPTOP BUT I COULD NOT, IT SHOWS SOME KIND OF ERROR LIKE YOUR WINDOW DOES NOT SUPPORT IT. I AM GETTING THE SAME ERROR WHEN I TRIED SOME OTHER METHODS TO ACTIVATE IT. BY THE WAY, I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ACTIVATE VERY LAST VERSION OF WINDOW 10, I THINK IT IS ONE OF THE VERSION FROM 2017,AND DOWNLOADED FROM THE MICROSOFT’S OWN WEBSITE. I AM SO FED UP BECAUSE ONLY A FEW DAYS REMAIN OF TRIAL PEROID. PLEASE HELP ME OUT.

    Reply
  33. MADE OF GOD

    MAN YOU ARE GREAT………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Reply
  34. Ray

    I recently had to reinstall my Windows 7 on a new HDD and upgrade to Windows 10 Pro via Microsoft’s ISO file. Since I only acquired a temporary product key, activation was needed too. Thank you very much Mr. Guang, for creating this effective instructional content and activation of my new Windows 10 Pro!

    Reply
  35. Mtaftaz

    Worked just fine for me..used method 2…and win10 pro is still the same after activation
    thanks a lot.
    The only thing is that as i try to get the product key using several software tools ,its reported that it is either not found ( by several apps) or BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB by “showkeyplus”.
    Is there a way you know to do something about it.
    Thanks again.

    Reply
    1. Jaden Webb

      worked perfectly for me thank you. btw make sure to do all of method one giving enough time for your pc to complete each task.

      Reply
  36. AlGhaili

    I thank as a literacy people we most give the credit to the real and success efforts.
    This topic is one of them it works.

    Thank you

    Reply
  37. Chad

    Hello, I followed the instructions and the activation did work, anyway my doubt it`s if I can update it normally?

    Reply
  38. Nesia

    Hi, Guang.
    Thank you for super duper helpful website.
    I’m sorry if I’m sound greedy, but would you add new article about how to upgrade win 10 home to win 10 pro?
    Anyway, I found your website few years ago, I really want to be friend with you. But can’t find your personal contact and you seems too busy to recognize me.

    Reply
  39. Pipin

    Hi Guang, thanks for this activation methode, by the way, why I have not seen Windows activated with a digital license? It is permanent activation or only for 180 days? Thanks a lot

    Reply
    1. Jorrin

      Its for 1 month, sometimes it activates automatically again after that period of time and otherwise just do these steps again.

      Reply
  40. Mark

    Is there any difference between the batch file and the first method?Also,how did you do the thing with 2 comment plugins?(this one and facebook)

    Reply
  41. AdvDreemurrFr

    Hi, my Windows 10 activated only for 180 days, and I can’t activate it anymore, anyone know a way that works at 100% ? After upgrading from Windows 8.1 my Windows wasn’t activated, and at first, it’s okay, I could do what I want, but now…. it’s annoying… I can’t even change the background…

    Reply
    1. Pipin

      I think it is not permanent activation, If you can check on setting and updated security and click activation, If really permanent active you Activation WINDOWS IS ACTIVATED WITH A DIGITAL LICENSE.

      Reply
      1. w

        had same problem, goto parametre-activation-and hir repair. After this i activeted w10 again. Hope this helps you

        Reply
  42. Antonio

    Boas,
    Se possível for, publicar só o arquivo do codigo para copiar e colar sem que se faça a digitação e ocorra o erro de digitar errado. O que está publicado foi cotado no final e falta complemento.

    Muito Obrigado

    Reply
    1. GuangP

      Sorry. Your comment was flagged as spam by akismet. Ive just restored it.
      Ps. I dont block any IP address. Just use cloudflare n akismet to avoid spam.

      Reply
  43. NONE

    Hey Guang,

    Please could you tell me why I will trust you? WHAT ABOUT TROJANS AND VIRUS… IF I USE YOUR FREE SERVERS?
    SO IF YOU DO NOT ANSER… I KNOW WHY…

    Reply
    1. TRUTH

      THANKS A LOT FOR ΝΟΤ Permanently Activate Windows 10 (FOR FREE) BUT ONLY FOR 180 DAYS… AND WHAT ABOUT MALWARES? ARE THERE? Guang SITE OWNER say nothing? COULD YOU SAY ANYTHING??? WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

      Reply
      1. Always Smile Post author

        Hi,
        spammerscomments
        Plz change your IP address if you want to reply to yourself. I dont know WHAT IS THE TRUTH but I know you are a spammer. Everyday, I have a great many emails to reply so there is no reason to answer provocative questions.
        Ps. If you have so much downtime, plz be away from keyboard and do something in your local area for society.
        spammersip

        Reply
        1. Correct

          IP2Location.com Result for IP Address 176.126.237.214 is City Bucharest, State/Region Bucuresti, Country Code Romania, Postal Code 060222, ISP AliStar Security SRL, Time Zone +02:00
          So correct IP Address 176.126.237.214 is in Romania not in GR my smile friend 🙂

          Reply
        2. red

          Now IPv4 is out, no more new IP for anyone, and IPv6 incoming… like a lazy lizard. So many people be inside NAT and using 1 IP! Is not good. I think maybe he is the spammer or a strange naive anon… I really don’t know. But I see NONE/TRUTH uses a VPN (‘VPNBook’) and I don’t recommend ban this IP because it can get block to other good people. I think, yes, maybe NONE/TRUTH create the mistake but it not a reason to create more.

          P. S. KMS server is a great idea. Now I can use Windows 10 and forget horrible Vista. Thanks!

          Reply
  44. Johny Jackson

    Hello to every body, it’s my first pay a quick visit of
    this weblog; this blog contains awesome and in fact good stuff in support of visitors.

    Reply
  45. pitz

    Hi Guang,
    thanks for your guide, i have used different methods as suggested by you but getting the following errors-
    “Activating Windows(R), Professional edition (2de67392-b7a7-462a-b1ca-108dd189f588) …
    Error: 0xC004F074 The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.”

    please help. I am using windows 10 pro 64 bit.

    Reply
      1. Delialyn

        Hi ,
        thanks for your guide, i have used different methods as suggested by you but getting the
        errors-
        .The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
        Please wait…

        please help. I am using windows 10 pro 64 bit.

        Reply
  46. Ghazanfar Ali Ghazi

    You are simply excellent guy and no doubt about it. Your process for activation of Microsoft Products are very simple and easy. Thanks buddy… So nice of you… 🙂

    Reply
  47. LazyguyMC

    Everyone, change slmgr /skms kms.msguides.com to slmgr /skms kms5.msguides.com or it won’t work. Thank me later. 😛

    Reply
      1. Ciao

        LazyguyMC, I have the same problem as Nelson R but I can’t find that kms.msguides.com you said to change. Could you help me please?

        Reply

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