Easy ways to activate Windows 11 for FREE without a product key

About Windows 11

Jerry Nixon, a senior software development engineer at Microsoft, stated that version 10 is the last one of Windows at the Ignite conference 2015. What he said convinced many that doing an upgrade is a wise decision at that time. Six years passed by, it is already 2021, Microsoft is going to issue the stable release of Windows 11 after publishing the insider preview build. What’s going on? Is it a business trick? I don’t know for sure but I think a complimentary upgrade offer for a newer version of Windows is quite attractive. However note that hardware specification for the new Windows is much higher than the old one. So the first thing you need to do is checking if your machine can handle it or not. Just go here to check out the minimum system requirements.

Experience on Windows 11

new ui on windows 11
new ui on windows 11

I have used Windows 11 on my desktop for two weeks. It seems they created a completely new user interface that is almost similar to Mac OS for version 10 then named it 11. We have centered taskbar items, new system icons and the start menu is also centered on the screen. The list of menu options that appeared in the context menu has changed compared to the previous version. The interface of Windows apps has been refreshed and the new layout makes it attractive. The new feature which has garnered the most media attention perhaps is the ability to run android apps on Windows. It means you can play your favorite mobile games on your PC without an additional emulator. But the pity is that I don’t see this feature in the current build so I haven’t had a chance to try it.

Should you upgrade your Windows to version 11

In general, Windows 11 includes many changes in the user interface. Its new features are cool but not ready, thus, they are not attractive enough to most Windows 10 users, especially those who need a stable system. I think you should wait for the major release before deciding whether to use it. However, if you just want to try the new Windows, just go for it, using a virtual machine is recommended in this case. You can get the iso file of Windows 11 here.

Activate Windows 11 using free KMS client key

The steps are completely similar to what I showed you in step-by-step instructions on how to activate Windows 10 for free, except that I do it on Windows 11 this time.

How-to video

Method 1: Manual activation

Step 1.1: Run Command Prompt app as administrator.
Click on the start button, search for “cmd” then run it with admin rights.

open command prompt app with admin rights
open command prompt app with admin rights

Step 1.2: Install KMS client key.

Use the command “slmgr /ipk kmsclientkey” to install a license key (kmsclientkey is the activation key that corresponds to your Windows edition).
The following is the list of Windows 11 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
Pro: W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX
Pro 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

install Windows product key using cmd app
install Windows product key using cmd app

Step 1.3: Set KMS server.
Use the command “slmgr /skms kms8.msguides.com” to connect to my KMS server.

run command slmgr skms
run command slmgr skms

Step 1.4: Activate your Windows.
The last step is to activate your Windows using the command “slmgr /ato”.

run command slmgr ato
run command slmgr ato

If you see the error 0x80070005, it means the server is busy. Please try the command “ato” again until you succeed.

your windows is activated successfully
your windows is activated successfully

Method 2: Using a batch file

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

Step 2.1: Copy the code below into a new text document.

@echo off
title Activate Windows 11 (ALL versions) for FREE - MSGuides.com&cls&echo =====================================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without additional software&echo =====================================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo - Windows 11 Home&echo - Windows 11 Professional&echo - Windows 11 Education&echo - Windows 11 Enterprise&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 YYVX9-NTFWV-6MDM3-9PT4T-4M68B >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 44RPN-FTY23-9VTTB-MP9BX-T84FV >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||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk M7XTQ-FN8P6-TTKYV-9D4CC-J462D >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 92NFX-8DJQP-P6BBQ-THF9C-7CG2H >nul&goto skms) 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 skms) 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 skms) else wmic os | findstr /I "11 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||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk NRG8B-VKK3Q-CXVCJ-9G2XF-6Q84J >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 9FNHH-K3HBT-3W4TD-6383H-6XYWF >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 6TP4R-GNPTD-KYYHQ-7B7DP-J447Y >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk YVWGF-BXNMC-HTQYQ-CPQ99-66QFC >nul&goto skms) else (goto notsupported)
:skms
if %i% GTR 10 goto busy
if %i% EQU 1 set KMS=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i% EQU 2 set KMS=kms8.MSGuides.com
if %i% EQU 3 set KMS=kms9.MSGuides.com
if %i% GTR 3 goto ato
cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /skms %KMS%:1688 >nul
:ato
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 [email protected] 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 24/7!&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 skms)
explorer "http://MSGuides.com"&goto halt
:notsupported
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, your version is not supported.&echo.&goto halt
:busy
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, the server is busy and can't respond to your request. Please try again.&echo.
:halt
pause >nul

Right-click on the Desktop screen then create a new text document.

create new text file on windows 11
create new text file on windows 11

Step 2.2: Paste the code into the text file. Then save it as a batch file with cmd extension and a name you want. Here I named it “1click.cmd”.

copy code into the text file then save it
copy code into the text file then save it
save text file as batch script
save text file as batch script

Step 2.3: Right click on the batch file then run it as administrator.

run the batch script as admin
run the batch script as admin

Please wait a minute. You will see the line “Product activated successfully”. It means the activation process is completed.

windows is activated successfully using batch script
windows is activated successfully using batch script

*Note*: If you see three times the same error message saying that the connection to the KMS server was unsuccessful, please read this post.

Finally check the activation status again.

windows 11 is activated successfully
windows 11 is activated successfully

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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510 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for your efforts. I have a question.

    “Activation Type Configuration: ALL
    DNS auto-discovery: KMS name not available
    KMS machine registry override defined: kms8.MSGuides.com:1688
    Activation Interval: 480 minutes
    Renewal Interval: 172800 minutes
    KMS host caching: Enabled” Doesn’t this work anymore? Automatic KMS does not renew, my remaining period is 60 days.

  2. Dude you are a legend. I cannot thank you enough.
    You can show me all the ads you want in this website for that very little money you get for hosting the KMS servers.
    Good luck and g*d bless you..all love <3

  3. i use both methods but my window dosen;t active thats tell me server is busy please sorry try latter all time i got this issu.

  4. I changed the mother board so what ever key I used “Windows 11 “. some how they say effect that key. So got a new one ($7 lol) and would not take it. The key was good but keep telling to to OPEN WINDOWS STORE. No options to phone. SO I used your site and wow worked perfect. Took my new key and all done. Thanks.

  5. i vert pleased to find this guide..
    Tired of the nonsense of windows.. I have voided installing 22H2. SINCE it disables the registry h**k of shrinking the taskbar.. in windows 11..

    i cant see spending big bucks on such a worthless OS that MICROSOFT wants to push WORTHLESS UPDATES. it works just fine without 22H2 update & i tend to keep it that way…

  6. Thank you, excellent site and information/how to works like a charm. Great.
    I was gifted a Dell Inspiron 3020s. It has a 512GB NVMe drive and 8GB ram. I have the option of installing either version of Win10 Home or Win11 Home.
    I am not able to install using a USB image of Win11Pro. The computer boots and loads the Win10/Win11 USB bootable image and then the screen that should show the ‘drives’ – there is nothing seen there. The option to install/add drivers is available. Where can I find the drivers.
    The hardware on this computer shows Windows Boot Manager shows “UEFI RST P0221 NVMe Phison 512GB etc’ and my BOOTABLE USB “UEFI Verbatim STORE N GO etc..” I say again, the USB boots and then does not go past the ‘hard drives’ screen.
    I need to have Win10 Pro or preferable Win11 Pro to install. Please help. Thank you.

  7. When I connect to the server and run the last step it says it can’t go through but not because its busy, but because a KMS Server isn’t there?

  8. Thank you so much. The activation is only for 6 months. How do I renew the activation, do I need to do the same steps all over again?