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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2,121 thoughts on “2 ways to activate Windows 10 for FREE without additional software

  1. Viktoriq

    O*G!I used method 1 and it worked! Thanks a ton man! G*d bless you and your family! Greetings from Bulgaria! <3

    Reply
  2. AMAN KUMAR UPADHYAY

    Thanks a lot for this great help. I am really happy that my windows 10pro has been activated successfully using your method 1.
    Again Thankyou soo much

    Reply
  3. Krisyga

    Thanks, it’s really work!!! I came across a site which plagiarized the batch file but missing 2 lines of word (I don’t know what it called sorry coz I’m not in a computing school) and it’s failed… But in my phone I came across this and I tried it and FINALLY IT’S WORKS. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

    Reply
  4. stray_cat

    Hey Guang,
    Thank you, Thank you+++! You’ve implemented such a great service to regular folks that have too much trouble with their (Microsoft’s) c****y activation system. I spent about a total of 29 hours getting Windows 10 installed (9 hours for a few years worth of HP and Win 7 updates, Media Creation tool not allowing to install in unallocated space, so downloaded the ISO which was too big to burn on single Layer DVD, diagnosing why no boot from usb stick due to Rufus creating GPT/UEFI, should have been MBR ~20 hrs. fiddling around to get activated) to dual boot with a legal and activated copy of Windows 7 because I plan on ONLY using Windows 10 to configure Dirac 3 room correction on an audio system but who knows, Windows 10 might turn out to be useful to me as a daily, but I still wanted to have Windows 7, and Dell Latitude XT convertible with Vista Business (my daily the last 8 years). Well, it sure was an education lol.

    Your 1click.cmd batch file activated Win 10 no problems, the first time, only failing to connect to your KMS server once, then activated. I was afraid to check if my settings shows activated, I just went straight to personalize to start changing things around and it allowed me to do it, so I’m tickled pink lol.
    To those thinking of using it, I recommend first temporarily turning off EVERYTHING in Windows 10 security (firewall and antivirus security) before running 1click.cmd as anministrator. Activated for me the 1st time!

    Thank you again Guang/Kwong!

    Reply
  5. Hanna

    Hi! I’ve tried your first method and it says:
    Error code: 0xC004F074 – No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted.
    What should I do?

    Reply
    1. Kwong

      The error code 0xC004f074 can occur when a user has downloaded an i*****l (pirated) version of the Windows operating system.

      Download from Microsoft please.

      Reply
  6. Venkatesan

    First method is working for me. I hope widows will not turn back to non-activated mode after some time. Thank you for the post

    Reply
  7. Harsh

    They are cheating us!! I tried the second one and after activation i saw that there was some problem with Virus and Threat protection. And when i tried enabling it, it said these settings are managed by your organisation.

    Reply
  8. ZimmerX550

    Kms servers are down, all 3 of them. Can you please give other servers. Thank you in advance, really good work.

    Reply
    1. Kwong

      kms7.MSGuides.com only work on Ipv6

      all three kms server , being check is fully working.

      Disable firewall or windows defender for short time, try activation again before reuse it.

      Reply
  9. Cismin

    Method 1 works for me and i got “kms connection booster” in my task manager and i wonder what is this and how it works cuz i dont really know what it is.

    Reply
  10. Dompi

    I think the server is down? I tried connecting to the kms8.msguides.com adress and it said ‘refused to connect’. this is also the first time ever this method failed for me, anyone else experiencing this?

    Reply
  11. ABHISHEK CHAUDHARY

    The best and easiest methods to activate Windows and Microsoft products are available here. I dont like downloading those activator files from different sites as most of them contain viruses
    Thanks a lot mate

    Reply
  12. Oninz21

    Hi I’m getting this error code: 0x8007007B
    it says we can’t connect to your organization’s activation server.

    Pls. Help

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Kwong

      every time fail activation, you need to uninstall the key before retry activation.

      top search: Uninstall Microsoft product trial license or KMS license completely

      will show you how to remove the fail key.

      Reply