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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1,361 thoughts on “2 ways to activate Windows 10 for FREE without additional software

  1. Rienzie Fernando

    Dear GuanoP,
    I am using Win 10 Pro activated previously with KMSpico. After a recent update that activation has been deactivated. I tried KMSpico again but it failed.

    I then used both your methods without success.

    With the 1st method,
    a. the licence key is accepted.
    b. the KMS server is set to msguides.com
    but fails to activate with ato.

    With the 2nd method,
    it gives the 3 repeated error message OF FAILURE TO CONNECT TO YOUR KMS SERVER and also a further error,
    ‘SORRY! YOUR VERSION IS NOT SUPPORTED’.
    i have Win updates enabled and find the server not overloaded.

    Please help.

    Thanks and regards,
    Rienzie.

    Reply
  2. James Parker

    Thanks, it worked. I’d been struggling with my product activation for, like, 2 years. I used the CMD 3-step method and BOOM! So, you know, this really helped. Thanks, mi amiga!

    Reply
  3. Sid

    Hi i am using Windows 10 Home Single Language.
    I tried everything to activate it but seems nothing is working
    If you have any suggestion please email me at (sudhanshu.s89@gmail.com

    Reply
  4. Daniel Mwangi

    text method has worked very well for me..Thank you and am really smiling. I can rate it 5 stars

    Reply
  5. Eric

    i opted the batch file method and it managed to fix the watermark but still demands an activation key when personalizing. please help

    Reply
    1. kWong

      If you try install more than one time without first uninstall the old fail activation Windows program.

      After you success activate Windows program, only the one not activate will pop up.

      Control Panel, uninstall all not activate Windows program.

      Restart PC

      Done.

      Reply
  6. kps

    Thanks for the guidance and help but i have a doubt if i run like this my pc may be remote controlled by you or your team? What is the security

    Reply
  7. Marc Bosse

    I have been stuck staring at the same horrible wallpaper for years now. I have totally given up on a free way to get this resolved, you are my hero! Thank you for this VERY informative post (method 1 worked like a charm).

    Keep up the amazing work.

    Marc

    Reply
  8. Someone

    Wow, it worked. Thanks a lot.
    Now this s****d water mark is finally gone.
    But I still have one question: What is the catch?

    Reply
    1. kWong

      Success activated. Update is from Microsoft just like retail version.

      Activation will automatic renew back to 160 day every seventh days when you online.

      Done.

      Enjoy!

      Reply
  9. Andrew

    “https://msguides.com/” you are a legend, big thanks for your expertise. I’m a supporter and will financially assist when I next have a spare chance, cheers ..

    Reply
  10. vidyananad

    helleo sir ,
    i am try to activate as method given you are not working .
    pls help me.
    ———————problem on cmd ————————————————————-
    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.

    Reply