This post provides step by step guide to help you to activate windows 10 using cmd. After you install or reinstall, it will ask you to activate Windows 10. if Your Windows system has not been activated, will appear a watermark at the lower-right screen saying “Activate Windows”. Go to setting to activate your operating system”.
It would be annoying to have the watermark on the screen. Besides if you don’t activate Windows 10, you can’t change the Windows Personalization settings like lock screen, wallpaper, theme, etc. Before we learn how to activate windows 10 with CMD, you can firstly check the edition of your Installed Windows system.
You can press the Windows logo key and pause key on the keyboard at the same time to quickly check the Windows edition of your computer.
Follow these methods to activate windows 10 using CMD
Method 1: Manual activation:
Step 1: Open CMD
Press the Win+R key on the keyboard to open the Windows run box. Type cmd and press ctrl+shift+enter to open the windows command prompt as administrator.
Step 2: Install KMS client key
Use the command “slmgr /ipk your licensekey” to install a license key (your license key is the activation key that corresponds to your Windows edition). The following is the list of Windows 10 Volume License keys.
Single Language: 7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH
Country Specific: PVMJN-6DFY6-9CCP6-7BKTT-D3WVR
Professional N: MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9
Education N: 2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ
Enterprise N: DPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4
Step 3: Set KMS machine address
Use the command “slmgr /skms kms8.msguides.com” to connect to my KMS server.
Step 4: Activate Windows
The last step is to activate your windows using command “slmgr/ato”
Step 5: Restart your device
Now restart your device and check the status again. Your Windows 10 is activated successfully.