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

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A lot of people say Windows 8 (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 /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% >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 software
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84 thoughts on “Newest methods to activate Windows 8/8.1 for FREE without software

  1. Tabish

    Thank you so much . Method 2 worked for me easily. I was trying it for so many days and at last visiting your site was really helpful.Thank you so much

  2. LoveToLearn

    fyi I am on the Windows 8.1 Enterprise free trial evaluation that expires after 90 days…and it right now it is in expired status. Perhaps mine not working has something to do with that as far as myself is concerned.

  3. LoveToLearn

    I don’t think it works anymore…if you run the batch file it says it can’t connect to his server, then it says

  4. evil

    Bro I tried both the methods but still my windows is not activating.
    In first method it says the error and in second one it says that “your version is not supported”.
    Pls help.

  5. Keith Stanley

    You ar ethe master I updated hardware in my computer and it just started to say my activation was no longer valid and you safed me thank you.

  6. BVS

    dear friend,
    i activated windows 8.1 pro using your above method manually, is this enough of life time or is this valid for a period? if it is for a period what i have to do?

  7. tookoo

    Its work (METHOD 1)
    thanks a lot for saving my day with this easy and friendly method yet it WORKS.
    thanks again bro 😉

    1. Nguyen Quang

      Did you manually activate Windows without anything? It should 100% working. I had my PC activated by this way successfully.

  8. jhade

    thank for your sharing.
    i’ve been tried for an hour to find the activation key for my windows 8.1

    it is really help me a lot. thanks again bro.
    you do a good jon !!!

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  10. မင္းသား

    it work for me. thanks…
    ကျ ေနာ့ window 8.1 အတွက် အဆင် ေပြ/ေကျးဇူးပါ.

  11. adwaith

    thank you very much
    first method didn’t work for me ,but the second one worked:)
    keep on helping

  12. Ranjith

    You are a super guide on activating windows
    Hurraaah got my windows activated 8.1 pro
    u are the boss

  13. Someone

    Wow, I honestly didn’t think that method 1 (or actually anything I would find online) would work, but it actually did..

  14. kat

    It works!!!! Thanks so much! I used the Manual method via KMS and it works immediately the first time. Thanks so much and keep it on!

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