2 ways to activate Windows 10 for FREE without additional 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 or 12 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 edition or $199 for Professional one. 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

this is expired windows license we have to renew

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).

open windows command prompt with admin rights

 

Step 3: Use the command “slmgr /ipk yourlicensekey” to install a license key (yourlicensekey is the activation key you got above).
install windows 10 kms license using "ipk" command

(*Note*: You need to hit [Enter] key to execute commands.)

the license has been installed successfully

 

Step 4: Use the command “slmgr /skms kms8.msguides.com” to connect to my KMS server.
register new kms server address using "skms" command
the server address has been added successfully

 

Step 5: The last step is to activate your Windows using the command “slmgr /ato”.
activate your windows 10 using "ato" command
my windows has been activated successfully

 

Check the activation status again.
this is windows activation status after doing all steps

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&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 /ckms >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /upk >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /cpky >nul&set i=1&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&goto server) 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&goto server) else wmic os | findstr /I "education" >nul
if %errorlevel% EQU 0 (cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ >nul&goto server) 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&goto server) else (goto notsupported)
: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%:1688 >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.

create a new text document

 

Step 2: Paste the code into the text file. Then save it as a batch file (named “1click.cmd”).
save this text file as a batch file
set the file name with cmd extension

 

Step 3: Run the batch file as administrator.
run the batch file as administrator

 

Please wait…
please wait a moment while the activation process is going on

 

Done!!!
once again your windows was activated successfully

Note: If you guys see three times the same error message saying that the connection to KMS server was unsuccessful, please read this post.

Check the activation status again.check your windows activation status on system control panel

2 ways to activate Windows 10 for FREE without additional software
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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!


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1,224 thoughts on “2 ways to activate Windows 10 for FREE without additional software

  1. Rania Eltayb

    after doing the two methods i get i message that your version is not supported.
    is there any solution?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Both methods must run the batch file as administrator without restriction online.

      If still cannot activate, firewall setting allow 1688 port.

      If still cannot activate, top Community, click in. Create a question, detail any detail with picture all sort of error came with activation.

      Mr. Guang and others will help you to solve your problem.

      Reply
  2. Dev

    Method 1 worked quite amazingly….but is ther any chance of viruses or malware in it…and is it permanent?
    If not what should we do after it expires ?
    Thanks a lot

    Reply
  3. Freshten

    It works but i had to try up too 5 times! it shows KMS server your windows is not supported but keep trying again it will work eventually as far you use the right code e.g my windows is pro so my code is W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX the reason why it’s fails is because the KMS server is overloaded and it has to be free so try again if it should fail keep trying or try again later it will work evetually!

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Yes, you’re right. As long as you follow the post method step by step, should success to activate eventually.

      Just like any web site, if too much people visit at the same time, will overload, and won’t success in activation.

      Try other time will most of the case activate eventually.

      Reply
    1. kWong

      Activation will automatic renew back to 180 days when you browsing internet.

      No one will use same Windows for life. Even Microsoft don’t want this happen.

      As long as Mr Guang run the server, everyone use this site method to activate will continue function.

      When It shut down, is time to change.

      Remember, here method haven’t charge anyone money to use.

      Reply
  4. Ray

    The code to run in the second option is ransomware! If you run it, the windows activation part works but then your machine restarts and gets frozen by DORES Security group.

    Thankfully, it’s an easy fix.

    Reply
    1. kWong

      If you use KMS Key method to activate Windows and Office, must connect KMS Server to activate.

      After activation, when you online , will automatic renew activation back to 180 days.

      Update is from Microsoft just like retail version.

      Connect KMS Server is for activation only.

      Reply