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 isn’t 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 on control panel

Method 1: Manual

Step 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



W8.1 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 N: TT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW


Step 2: Right click on the start button and open Command Prompt (Admin).
open command prompt as admin

Step 3: Use command “slmgr /ipk your_key” to install a license key (your_key is the activation key you got above).
install a new kms license using "ipk" command
license installation success message

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


Step 4: Use command “slmgr /skms” to connect to my KMS server.
setup a new kms server using "skms" command
kms server has been added successfully


Step 5: Activate your Windows using the command “slmgr /ato”.
activate your windows using "ato" command
success notification


Check the activation status again.

check your windows activation again

Method 2: Batch file

Step 1: Copy the following code 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)
if %i%==1 set
if %i%==2 set
if %i%==3 set
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: #How it works: #Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions or concerns.&echo.&echo #Please consider supporting this project: #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 ""&goto halt
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry! Your version is not supported.
pause >nul

Create a new text document.

create a new text file


Step 2: Paste the code into the text file. Then save it as a batch file (named “1click.cmd”).
copy all codes into this document
set the file name is "1click.cmd"


Step 3: Run the batch file as administrator.
run this batch file with admin rights


Please wait…
please wait while activation process is called


product activated successfully


Check the activation status again.
check again if your windows is activated or not

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

  1. Anonymous

    You all even don’t know that this is a hacker. It can change your settings using your IP address and can do anything with you! Such a foolish people you all are.. lol

    1. kWong

      You’re total liar.

      Anyone browsing internet, more charge to get hacker to steal your credit card detail etc.

      To protect your PC, Firewall must good to protect away from hecker.

      I Have check all batch file method here certain time. If it is trojan, my firewall will automatic stop it running.

      KMS Server must get Microsoft permission to run, if you ‘re spammer, get away from this web site.

      Just go to buy retail Windows and Office instead. Most of the few dollars can have Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office on the internet ,don’t buy it, most of them is a hacker.

    2. Always Smile Post author

      Perhaps I can kick your as2 if I know the real ip address you using. You think that, do you? Don’t imagine any more, please. If you go on like this, you will be sick.
      ps. I’m starting to believe that movies are brainwashing people. LOL:D

  2. Beyan MM Kamara

    I am using windows 8.1 professional. I have tried all the methods mentioned here in order to activate my expired window, but still it does n’t work. It keeps telling me that my version is not supported. What can i do then?


    1. kWong

      1, top search Uninstall Microsoft product trial license or KMS license completely

      1st uninstall expired windows trial licence.

      2, this post , both methods must run by admin Id right online.



  3. Nana

    HI! thanks so much! it worked wonderfully but its only for 38 days. After it expires what should I do? should I run it again as administrator in cmd??

  4. Ashan Kavishka

    Please help me. The batch file is telling me that the version is not supported.
    I tried the first way. At last step I got a msg,

    :[Activating Windows(R), Professional edition
    Error:0xC004F074 The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key Mangement Service (KMS) could be contacted.
    Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.]

    What should I do ?

    1. Marvy

      Please I need your help, I’m having exactly the same issue with the last step. I have tried like 5 times it keeps saying the same thing. Any help you can render will be appreciated thanks so much

  5. akbar hussain

    Sir i am facing a problem that your version of window which is 8.1 is not supported what i do next ?

    1. kWong

      Admin ID right must without restriction.

      Create a new Admin ID, without change any setting, try activate again.

  6. liaqat ali

    my windows versions is single language 8.1 tiried via batch file, received your version is not supported reply