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 10.1 or 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 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.

Upgrading to Windows 10 using the ISO file video instructions
A clean installation of Windows 10 (Step by step guide)

Activate Windows 10 without using any software

Windows 10 is not activated
Windows 10 is not activated

If you are using another version of Windows, please navigate to Windows OS category and select a suitable article.

Method 1: Manual activation

Time needed: 1 minute.

Run KMS commands on command prompt.

  1. Open Command Prompt as administrator.

    Click on the start button, search for “cmd” then run it with administrator rights.

  2. Install KMS client key

    Use the command “slmgr /ipk yourlicensekey” to install a license key (yourlicensekey is the activation key that corresponds to your Windows edition). The following 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

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

  3. Set KMS machine address

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

  4. Activate your Windows

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

Now check the activation status again.

Windows 10 is activated successfully
Windows 10 is activated successfully

Method 2: Using a batch file

This one is not recommend anymore due to the new update of Microsoft.

Step 1: Copy the code below 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=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i%==2 set KMS=kms8.MSGuides.com
if %i%==3 set KMS=kms9.MSGuides.com
if %i%==4 goto notsupported
cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /skms %KMS%: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
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 the text file
Save the text file
Set name of the batch file
Set name of the batch file

Step 3: Run the batch file as administrator.

Run the batch script with admin rights
Run the batch script with admin rights

Please wait a minute.

The batch script is processing
The batch script is processing

Done!

Your Windows is activated
Your Windows is activated

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 out activation status of Windows 10
Check out activation status of Windows 10

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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2,219 thoughts on “2 ways to activate Windows 10 for FREE without additional software

    1. Kwong

      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

      Reply
  1. vikram singh

    It worked for me earlier but now again i am trying to do with same method but it is not working now. please help me.

    Reply
  2. Shiv

    Hi,

    First of all thanks a lot this method worked fine but i have a question.

    Can I update windows with live update after activating windows with this method.

    Please guide, thanks a lot again. You are a legend

    Reply
  3. nsawais

    Will you get the features of Windows 10 pro this way? Also is this piracy? I have windows10 home but needed pro for the emulation.

    Reply
    1. Kwong

      the best bet is save your PC belonging , clean install windows 10 PRO, run the KMS activation method with admin right online. Update. Put back your backup. Done.

      Reply
  4. Lynda

    Hi, Thank you very much. Your KMS option worked a treat. I had to reset my laptop and the activation key got lost. Your assistance and easy to follow guidance made the task easy and straight forward. The time and effort you put into the instructions is very much appreciated. Thank you.

    Reply
  5. Harish Rangari

    Hi,
    I followed the steps, and with this the “Activate Windows” watermark has gone, but when i am checking in “System and Security -> System”, its not showing Product ID in windows activation section. Can you please help in this case.
    Thanks,
    Harish

    Reply
  6. Jay

    Sorry, got an error – “0xc004F074 – The Software Licesning service reported thatt the computer could not be activated. No key management service (KMS) could be contactefd. Please see the application event log for additional ifnromation.

    Any help? 🙁

    Reply
  7. ambistu

    wow the thing which i was trying to do from 2 years just happened in 5 mins . thanks man your an absolute legend

    Reply
    1. Kwong

      TOP click community, create a post with activation process picture.

      Any method here not come with Trojan, or virus.

      idp.alexa.53 is come from kmspico, nothing to do with here activation method.

      Reply
  8. Nicholas Pang

    I was trying out with the latest Win 10 2004. Pro. Using method 1 with USB.
    Install KMS client key -OK
    Set KMS machine address -OK
    Activate your Windows – Fail. No key management service could be contacted.

    Any work around? Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Nicholas Pang

      Hi Guang, I read your guides and managed to activate my version Win 10 Pro.

      Thanks and sorry for the earlier post,

      thanks

      Reply
        1. Nicholas Pang

          Matthew, I suggest that you read above diagnostic page, make a txt file and copy the command from this page to the txt file paste this command to your PC step by step.
          Make sure you check if TCP port 1688 to this server is open first.
          Make sure you enter CMD as administrator.

          Good luck.

          Reply
  9. ge

    Hey,
    I got this error code with the first line.
    Error: 0xC004F025 Access denied:the request action requires elavated priviledes

    Reply
  10. Umar

    Thanks alot , I has no words that can explain my happiness.
    Once again I am thanking you ..Highly recommended

    Reply
  11. Christopher Mensah

    aaaw my G*d it works oh i cant believe it upon all the failures i v done it THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    Reply