How to Activate Window Using the Product Key

Posted by Marilynruth on November 4th, 2019



If you are seeing a dark image on the right corner of your screen saying your Windows version isn't genuine, it indicates you are not utilizing an activated version of Windows 10. 

In this post, you will figure out how to activate Windows 10 with and without a product key. The techniques we'll be covering here will be applicable to Windows 7 and 8 too. 

Activating Windows 10 with a product key is quite easy. But, you will need a genuine copy of Windows.

In case you are using the duplicate or copied version of Windows 10, or if you have lost your Windows 10 product key, you may need to use a Windows Activator. 

Activate Windows 10 with a Product Key

Windows 10 activation with a product key is a cakewalk process. All you will need a real product key by ether purchasing a genuine copy of Windows 10 or buying a computer with pre-installed Windows 10.

Windows 10 product key is 25-digit code that you can find in the below mentioned locations:

In case your computer has already installed with Windows 10 pro you should find the product key on the box of the computer. If you have bought a copy of Windows 10 on a disc, you may find a product key code inside the product box. Or if you have bought Windows 10 online, you will get the activation key code through email while the time of purchase. 

Activating Windows 10 with a Digital License

If you have installed Windows 10 Pro and you don’t have a product key, you can activate it by buying a digital license.

Keep an eye on this step by step guide to activate Windows 10 using a digital license.

  • Open Settings

  • Tap on Update & Security

  • Hit on the tab Activation

  • If you have a serial key chose to Change Product key and type your genuine activation key

Activating Windows 10 using a product key

Follow underneath steps to activate the Windows 10:

  • Tap on Start

  • Right-tap on Computer and choose Properties

  • Again hit the button to Activate Windows online

  • Now enter your product key

  • Tap on Next to activate your copy of Windows 10. However, the process may take a few time

After following the above steps, you will be able to activate your copy of Windows 10. 

Activate Windows 10 without a Product Key

To activate Windows 10 in the absence of a product key, you may need a Windows activator. Though, it is unlawful to use a Windows activator if you don’t have a genuine copy of Windows 10 as it is essentially stealing the software.

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