Newest methods to activate Windows 8/8.1 for FREE without additional software

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A lot of people say Windows 8 (or 8.1) is not a patch on Windows 7 but I don’t think so. Perhaps its Metro user interface is more difficult to use than traditional Start menu and you will have to spend hours to get the run of things. However, there is no denying the fact that Windows 8 shows outstanding performance against earlier Windows versions. Reduction of startup time is the easiest to see. Besides, if you own touchscreen computer, an upgrade to Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 is needed in order to make maximum use of your hardware.

In today’s post, I will show you two ways to activate Windows 8 or 8.1 for FREE without using any software. If you really want to know how it works, please try first way (manual method). Or you can follow second way (batch file) if you need save your time. The following are the detailed instructions for activating all versions of Windows 8.1 and 8.

Here is my windows 8 activation status in control panel
Here is my windows 8 activation status in control panel

Method 1: Manual

Activating Windows 8.1, 8 manually video guide

Time needed: 1 minute.

Activating your Windows 8 or 8.1 using KMS client key.

  1. Select the right license key for your Windows edition.

    Here’s the list of Windows 8/8.1 KMS client setup keys.
    W8 Core: BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4
    W8 Core Single Language: 2WN2H-YGCQR-KFX6K-CD6TF-84YXQ
    W8 Professional: NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
    W8 Professional N: XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ
    W8 Professional WMC: GNBB8-YVD74-QJHX6-27H4K-8QHDG
    W8 Enterprise: 32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7
    W8 Enterprise N: JMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQT
    W8.1 Core: M9Q9P-WNJJT-6PXPY-DWX8H-6XWKK
    W8.1 Core N: 7B9N3-D94CG-YTVHR-QBPX3-RJP64
    W8.1 Core Single Language: BB6NG-PQ82V-VRDPW-8XVD2-V8P66
    W8.1 Professional: GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9
    W8.1 Professional N: HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY
    W8.1 Professional WMC: 789NJ-TQK6T-6XTH8-J39CJ-J8D3P
    W8.1 Enterprise: MHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7
    W8.1 Enterprise N: TT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW

  2. Run command prompt in admin mode.

    Click on the start button, search for “cmd” then open Command Prompt as administrator.
    Open command prompt in administrator mode

  3. Use command “slmgr /ipk your_key” to install a license key.

    your_key is the activation key you got above.
    Note: You need to hit [Enter] key to execute commands.

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

    kms8 is one of the servers I managing.

  5. Activate your Windows using the command “slmgr /ato”.

    After running this command, the activation progress will be started.

Finally, check the activation status again.

Check out activation status again
Check out activation status again

Method 2: Batch file

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

Activating Windows 8.1 or 8 using batch script video instructions

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

@echo off
title Activate Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 ALL versions for FREE!&cls&echo ============================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without software&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo - Windows 8 Core&echo - Windows 8 Core Single Language&echo - Windows 8 Professional&echo - Windows 8 Professional N&echo - Windows 8 Professional WMC&echo - Windows 8 Enterprise&echo - Windows 8 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 8.1 Core&echo - Windows 8.1 Core N&echo - Windows 8.1 Core Single Language&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional N&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional WMC&echo - Windows 8.1 Enterprise&echo - Windows 8.1 Enterprise 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 MHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk TT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk JMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQT >nul&goto server) else (cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 2WN2H-YGCQR-KFX6K-CD6TF-84YXQ >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk GNBB8-YVD74-QJHX6-27H4K-8QHDG >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk M9Q9P-WNJJT-6PXPY-DWX8H-6XWKK >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 7B9N3-D94CG-YTVHR-QBPX3-RJP64 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk BB6NG-PQ82V-VRDPW-8XVD2-V8P66 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 789NJ-TQK6T-6XTH8-J39CJ-J8D3P >nul)
: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.
:halt
pause >nul

Create a new text document.

Create new text file
Create new text file

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

Save the batch script
Save the batch script
Set name of the script file
Set name of the script file

Step 3: Run the batch file as administrator.

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

Please wait…

Windows 8/8.1 activation progress
Windows 8/8.1 activation progress

Done!

Windows 8/8.1 product activation successful
Windows 8/8.1 product activation successful

Check the activation status again.

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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369 thoughts on “Newest methods to activate Windows 8/8.1 for FREE without additional software

  1. John

    Hey Man. great work.
    I have used the manual method with command prompt and it worked perfectly.
    Thanks for this. Keep working.
    Sry for my not so good english.

    Reply
  2. ABDULGAFAR

    my microsoft corporation is 2012 but i saw on your screen shot guide is 2013 besides the process didnt work for me please help me out

    Reply
  3. Ravi Sharma

    After activating with method 1 – I am not able to change the lock screen wallpaper – it is showing that ‘You need to activate windows before you can personalize your PC’.
    But it is showing Windows activated in My Computer properties.
    What should I do ?
    Thanks in advance 🙂

    Reply
  4. Anonymous

    Heyy i’ve tried to use the activation through the kms7.msguides.com, kms8.msguides.com ,kms9.msguides.com
    but they are not working, please fix it up! We really need these, regards

    Reply
  5. Nice M8

    it worked every single of their steps worked! you can activate any sort of windows without buying a product key msguides is the best like i wish there was a word better then best so I could give them like every single thing worked thank u sooooooooooooo much <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Reply
  6. Ebel Dela Cruz

    YOU’RE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m using my husband’s laptop (he passed away 2 years ago), and couldn’t activate Windows till now. THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!

    Reply
  7. Mvy

    Hello, the batch 1 was okay but I kinda had a hard time figuring out which key should I use, I’m not really enlightened with this kind of stuff so I’ve done the batch 2 instead since it’s the fastest way for me, all step by step is taken but it says

    “Sorry! Your version is not supported.”

    It’s 1:40 AM and I have to accomplish this task because online class is already waving and the wifi connectivity is unavailable on this crazy laptop at the moment due to windows not activated.

    Is there anything I can do? I can’t afford to get this done by other people I’m broke and I don’t trust them.

    I’d be delighted with your response. Stay safe.

    Reply