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How To Activate Windows 10 For Free in 2022 Permanently (Without Key)

In this guide, I am going to show you how to activate windows 10 for free permanently in 2022.

In fact, it is totally free to activate windows 10 using this method and you do not require any product key or activation key.

how to activate windows 10 free 2022

It works for any Windows 10 Edition including:

  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Home N
  • Windows 10 Home Singe Language
  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Windows 10 Professional N
  • Windows 10 Education N
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Enterprise N

The best part?

You can do it in just 2 minutes!

Table of Contents

How To Activate Windows 10 For Free Permanently With CMD

This method involved the use of your command prompt (CMD). Here’s how to go about it.

I have created a video guide for this, you can watch the video below:

Step 1. Run CMD As Administrator

You can activate your Windows PC using Windows 10 activation txt with the help of command prompt.

  • In your windows search, type CMD
  • Click on Run as Administrator as seen below.

Or you can right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator as seen below.

open command prompt

Either ways, your command prompt will open.

Step 2. Install KMS Client key

Enter the command slmgr /ipk yourlicensekey and click Enter button on your keyword to execute the command.

The following is the list of Windows 10 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
Professional: W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX
Professional 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

For example, if you are using Windows 10 Education, enter command slmgr /ipk NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2 as seen below.

install windows 10 kms key

Step 3. Activate Windows

After installing the KMS client key, the next thing is to activate windows for free using CMD prompt.

  • On the next line, enter the code slmgr /ato as seen below.
  • Click Enter to execute the command and your windows will be activated immediately.

windows 10 activated successfully

Now, you can confirm that your Windows has been activated successfully using Windows 10 activation txt.

activate windows 10 free without product key

Go to Settings >> Activation.

If this method worked for you, then don’t forget to drop the comment below.

Otherwise, the other methods below will sure work. 

Free Windows 10 Activators (Works 100%)

There is another method to activate your Windows 10 using free activators.

The best activators I tried and are working very well are:

  • Microsoft Toolkit
  • KMSPico

You know the best part?

You do not need to keep these software after use.

Even when you uninstall them, your Windows will be remain activated.

Now, I will show you how to use each Windows activator easily.


Windows Activator 1 – KMSPico

  • Also, you need to disable Real Time Protection under the Windows Defender Settings.
  • Now, download KMSPico software by clicking here.
  • Unzip and install the software (Password is official-kmspico.com)
  • Open the software after Installation.
  • Once the software opens, click on the Red button and your Windows 10 will be activated immediately!

Windows Activator 2 – Microsoft Toolkit

First, you need to temporarily disable Anti-virus and Windows Defender Protection (this is necessary because the antivirus will not allow Microsoft Toolkit to modify system registry which is needed to activate Windows).

  • Search for Windows Defender Settings and click on it

search defender settings

  • Turn off Real Time Protection

disable real time protection

  • Next, download Microsoft Toolkit by clicking here.
  • Unzip the file and Install it. (Password is mstoolkit.org)
  • Then, open the Microsoft Toolkit.exe file, install and allow installation to be completed.

extract windows activator

  • Open the software and click on the Windows icon beside the Settings button in the software

select windows button

  • Click on Product Keys tab and select the Product and Edition (e.g Windows 10 Professional). Click on Install.

microsoft toolkit product tab

  • Now, go to the Activation tab, select KMS Server Service and click Install.
  • Finally, click on Activate. Your Windows will be activated immediately.

microsoft toolkit activator

  • If that doesn’t work, click on E-Z Activator.

How Not To Activate Windows 10

Although this method will also help you to activate your Windows 10 easily, I do not recommend it.

It involves the use of .bat file

  • First, copy the code below:

The server in the code might have access to your computer, and that is why I do not recommend this method of activation

Your system might detect it as a virus and remove it (one of the reasons why I DO NOT recommend this method).

  • Save the file as activator.bat and pick All files as the file type.

save code as bat file

  • Right Click on the file and Run as Administrator
  • Wait for the Command Prompt to complete running the code.
  • When you receive the message whether to restart PC, enter and click Enter. 

restart pc

  • Your PC will restart and your Windows will be activated.

Conclusion

I believe by now, you have been able to activate your Windows 10 for free without using any product key.

Personally, I used the first method to activate my Windows 10 in 2022 for free without activator or key.

Let me know which method you prefer by using the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to share the article by using the buttons below.

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david
3 days ago

On the first method second command /ato, it says it dns error not exists, anything to do about it? or just go and try the second method? because I dont like installing things that I’m not familiar with

Admin
Admin
Reply to  david
1 day ago

Use the second method.

faa
3 days ago

Hello, Looks like my pc had used the method 1 activation 1 year ago, and now that the windows expired, when i tried using that same method again, it failed. I haven’t tried the other method though.

May i know your insight about this problem? Thank you

Admin
Admin
Reply to  faa
3 days ago

I have used the first method twice on a Dell Inspiron PC before.

Well, in your case, go on and use the other methods if the other one does not work again for you.

faa
Reply to  Admin
2 days ago

Just realized my messy writings up there, and yes thank you, the second method works for me.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  faa
1 day ago

Alright, cool.

Ray
5 days ago

Will the activation expire? It says will expire on 25 june 2022 which is about 1 month from now. What will happen after that? I tried using method 1

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Ray
5 days ago

You can reactivate again using the same method when it does.

ray
Reply to  Admin
5 days ago

oh, so this is not permanent activation that is only 1 time to do.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  ray
5 days ago

The activation will take at least a year to expire. Then, you can do it again then.

You are installing a key to activate it, even paid license from Microsoft expires in a year after which you need to pay to renew.

ray
Reply to  Admin
5 days ago

Hi thanks for your reply and really appreciate it.

I have another Dell PC with digital license coming from Win7 Pro to Win10 Pro and that was updated since 2016-2017 until now it didnt require to re-activate so i am guessing it is lifetime as long as there is still support for win10.

But for my other laptop ACER which i replaced the motherboard bought from Ali Express. It says it has digital license for Win10 Home but i cannot recover the digital license because i dont know the microsoft account of the seller who registered it hence i am using the 1st method that you provided. It proved to be really helpful and effective however it shows expiry up to 25 June 2022 only (basically a month from now). I will see by that time if it really expires or 1 year as you have said.

Anyway, i am really thankful for your efforts and the very clear info.

More power to your site/blog.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  ray
5 days ago

Hi Ray, thank you for dropping your feedback.

In the first place, I don’t see any reason why your Acer is saying that the activation you just did using the first method will expire a month from now. I have used it on several Windows PC (mine and some of my pals’) and it worked for at least a year.

Now, I will actually be interested to know what happens a month from now if it does really expire (which will be be surprising though). Irrespective, let me know how it goes. Also, if it does expire in a month, go ahead and use any of the softwares to activate it then.

Thanks once again, and yeah, glad I’m able to help Ray.

ray
Reply to  Admin
5 days ago

Sure, i will let you know by them.

Cheers

Admin
Admin
Reply to  ray
5 days ago

Great!

rebecca
6 days ago

HI! tried the administrator cmd and it says invalid code, i tried the professional and some other code but still its invalid. help

Admin
Admin
Reply to  rebecca
6 days ago

Use KMSpico or MS Toolkit to activate it in that case, as shown in the content.

jerome
8 days ago

Hi, thank you.

I used the professional license key in windows directly and worked so far.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  jerome
7 days ago

Good Jerome, and thanks for dropping a feedback.

NMM
12 days ago

You rock, thank you!!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  NMM
10 days ago

Thanks for that, I appreciate it. 🙏

ymatchoo
13 days ago

Great thank you!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  ymatchoo
13 days ago

You are welcome!

Mayorkeys
15 days ago

The KMSpico worked for real!!!!! Thanks buddy, you don’t know how happy i am now, it’s been six months i’ve been trying to activate my pc, Bless up Bruv!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Mayorkeys
14 days ago

I’m glad I’m able to help, and thanks for the feedback and good words.

gnet
15 days ago

Thanks very much I used Toolkit

Admin
Admin
Reply to  gnet
14 days ago

Nice, thanks for dropping a feedback.

Manoj
19 days ago

It works buddy (KMSpico)Thanks

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Manoj
17 days ago

Great!

Thanks for dropping your feedback.

Koulis
20 days ago

“Windows Activator 1 – KMSPico” worked for me! Thanks Bro

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Koulis
17 days ago

Nice on Koulis, glad I could be of help.

Blessing Otabor
20 days ago

Thanks so much. The first method worked for me

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Blessing Otabor
17 days ago

You are welcome Blessing, and thanks for dropping your feedback.

KnanK
23 days ago

Hahaha it actually works! Thanks so much!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  KnanK
23 days ago

Sure, it does. You are welcome, and thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated!

Momoh Augustine Duwai
25 days ago

I’m using window 10 pro, when I put in the activation key it say “ installed product key successfully”
But in the next step says, “error No DNS configure for the local system”
How can I solve this?

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Momoh Augustine Duwai
25 days ago

Use any of the softwares in the article to activate it then.

plshelpmeactiv
1 month ago

i cant seem to activate it,

error thing:
The software licensing service reported that the computer could not be activated. No KMS could be contacted. Please see the application log for additional infom

Admin
Admin
Reply to  plshelpmeactiv
1 month ago

If the first method does not work for you, use any of the softwares (MS Toolkit or KMSpico) in the second method.

Simon Templar
1 month ago

Excellent tutorial and advice. Whoever wrote this, thanks a lot man! really appreciate it.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Simon Templar
1 month ago

Thanks for the kind words Simon. Glad you found it helpful.

Saeed Bazgeer
1 month ago

I have activated windows 10 successfully. Thanks so much

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Saeed Bazgeer
1 month ago

You are welcome, thanks for your feedback.

trims
1 month ago

you are a genius bro. the kmsp worked for me thanks a lot id like to know u more if u don’t mind

Admin
Admin
Reply to  trims
1 month ago

Thanks Trims, I appreciate the compliment and feedback. Glad to be of help.

Olasunkanmi
1 month ago

The frist method worked for me as soon as I tried it! Thanks a lot!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Olasunkanmi
1 month ago

You are welcome.

Herman
1 month ago

cool but it doesn’t work for me it says that my device can’t connect to my organization activation server. (0x8007232b). help

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Herman
1 month ago

Use any of the softwares, it will activate it.

Husneara
1 month ago

Thanks a lot, bro! After two days of hard work your KMSpico method worked. I am so grateful to you!! Thanks again!!!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Husneara
1 month ago

Glad to hear that. Also, thanks for sharing your feedback.

Olatunde
1 month ago

Thanks so much😩, joy at last🥰 after spending couple of months trying to to activate my window… the Microsoft Toolkit did the Magic 🪄… Got activated after clicking on the E-Z activator

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Olatunde
1 month ago

Good to hear that Olatunde, and thanks for dropping your feedback.

Victor
1 month ago

Thanks, man! The MS Toolkit option worked!

I now hope things stay as is for long. The KMSPico tool I used previously seemed to be expiring after a few weeks.

Khatarnaak Namish
2 months ago

THANKS MAN! THE MS TOOLKIT ONE WORKED FOR ME 🙂

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Khatarnaak Namish
2 months ago

Glad you found it helpful!

Thanks for sharing your feedback.

Mike
2 months ago

Damn smooth as eggs

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Mike
2 months ago

😎

Natnael
2 months ago

Thank you…Blessings
KMSPico works.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Natnael
2 months ago

You’re welcome, Natnael.

Borow
2 months ago

thank you!!!

josh
2 months ago

Thanks so much the first method works in 4 seconds thanks and continue to make more
good content like this thanks so much

Admin
Admin
Reply to  josh
2 months ago

You’re welcome, Josh.

Jane Teoh
2 months ago

thank you. it’s really work on the command prompt

BArtholomew
2 months ago

this is a very good and interesting piece….thank you so much. Currently, the first method successfully installed the KMS but after putting the second command slmgr /ato, I got an error and my windows did not successfully activate. Am now trying the other methods

Admin
Admin
Reply to  BArtholomew
2 months ago

Alright, let me know how the other method goes. I’m sure any of the other methods will work.

Nicu
2 months ago

Thank you!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Nicu
2 months ago

You are welcome, Nicu.

Arjun Chawla
2 months ago

Thank You So Much Really Appreciated ;3

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Arjun Chawla
2 months ago

You are welcome, thanks for the feedback.

starm
2 months ago

it worked for me the kmSpico thanks…

Admin
Admin
Reply to  starm
2 months ago

Great! Thanks for the feedback

Winter
2 months ago

second option worked for me. Thank you so so much!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Winter
2 months ago

You are welcome Winter. Don’t forget to share!

Asher
2 months ago

Great i activated it thanks alot

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Asher
2 months ago

Good to hear Asher. Thanks for the feedback.

Abdullah
2 months ago

Hi
I have almost used all methods but I could not update my windows. I have followed as per instructions but i dont know why it is not working 🙁

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Abdullah
2 months ago

Update? Any of the softwares will easily activate your Windows even if the first method does not work for you.

Abdullah
Reply to  Admin
2 months ago

Hi,
Thanks, I got it fixed now.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Abdullah
2 months ago

Glad you did.

Keisha
Reply to  Abdullah
2 months ago

how did you get it fixed? I’m experiencing the same problem though mine is with activating

Diran Sai
3 months ago

Thank you so much windows activator 2 worked for me

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Diran Sai
2 months ago

You are welcome

zee
3 months ago

the first meathod didntt work but that tool was fire thank you so much

Admin
Admin
Reply to  zee
3 months ago

Yeah, sure. Do well to share the article.

Conqueror
3 months ago

Thank you!

Window activator 1 worked for me.

Just that I saw didn’t see window 10 home. I used core. Hope my computer is safe

IOnlyRespondToRetards
Reply to  Conqueror
2 months ago

‘Core’ is the name for Home

aysam
3 months ago

thank you so much my computer are gonna to expire in one day but you save mu pc

Admin
Admin
Reply to  aysam
3 months ago

You are welcome Aysam

Solomon Temitope
3 months ago

KMSPico worked like magic

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Solomon Temitope
3 months ago

Cool!

Steve
3 months ago

-what happens when I change a hard drive? Will it still be activated or do l need to follow the process again ?

Mrtopl5555
3 months ago

i tried every method but mine didnt activate

fixedimage
3 months ago

Did not work for me. After entering slmgr /ato, Windows Script Host returned
Error: 0X8007007B The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect

Admin
Admin
Reply to  fixedimage
3 months ago

Use any of the softwares then.

Jakipz
3 months ago

Thank you so much! The one with the Red Button works!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Jakipz
3 months ago

KMSpico, cool!

Nathan Ricker
3 months ago

Thank you very much to the writer for sharing the methods with detailed analysis and step-by-step instructions for activation of windows 10.

Shafqat Ali
3 months ago

how much time will it take to activate by windows toolkit activator

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Shafqat Ali
3 months ago

Once you install the software, everything else takes less than 3 minutes.

Frank
3 months ago

I tried all the methods but it didn’t work for me

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Frank
3 months ago

That’s not possible though, tell me what the problem was.

fanyin
3 months ago

when I do the slmgr /ato cmd, it says ‘we cannot activate windows on this device because we can’t connect to your organisation’s activation server.’ is there something I have done incorrectly or is there a fix for this? I followed all steps accordingly. should I try another technique?

Admin
Admin
Reply to  fanyin
3 months ago

Yes, try the other methods.

Ira
3 months ago

while unzipping the file showing that the password is incorrect.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Ira
3 months ago

The passwords have been updated and they work well.

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