Nowadays, Windows 10 has become the most famous operating system. However, have you ever learnt about how to active Windows 10? Today, we will tell you about the way this operating system is activated.
What is Windows 10?
Windows 10 is a Microsoft Windows Operating System for personal computer. This operating system was first introduced on September 30, 2014 in the Build 2014 program and officially released on July 29, 2015. The interface of Windows 10 is a combination of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. It is updated with many features and fixing errors.
How to download Windows 10?
If you are using the genuine version of Windows 7 or 8, you don’t need to be worry. Because some devices that runs Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be upgrade directly to Windows 10 within 1 year of the first release.
How to activate Windows 10
A lot of people in the world do not know how to activate Windows 10. Depending on how you get the copy of Windows 10, you will need a digital license or an activation key to activate it. Without both of these, you can not activate your device.
- A digital license (call the digital right in Windows 10, version 1511) is an activation method that does not require you to enter a product key.
- The activation key is a 25 – character code. What you will see looks like: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.
Activating Windows 10 by a digital license
Digital licenses are associated with your hardware and Microsoft account, so you do not need to look for anything on your PC. Everything will be completed after the PC is connected to the Internet and you log in you account.
Using activation key
Digital license may be still not popular, so when being asked how to activate Windows 10, many people say that they will use the activation key.
The activation key is a code that contains 25 characters. It looks like: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.
On installing, you will be reminded to enter the product key. Or after installation, to enter the product key, you can select Start button> Update & Security> Activation> Update product key> Change product key.
Here are some keys:
- Windows 10 Home Edition: YTMG3-N6DKC-BKD77-7M9GH-8HVX7
- Windows 10 Pro Product Key: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
- Windows 10 Serial Key: NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43
- Windows 10 OS Key Professional Edition: 6P99N-YF42M-TPGBG-9VMJP-YKHCF
- New Product Key Windows 10/2019: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-48Q99
- Windows 10 Product Key All Editions: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR
- Windows 10 Product Number: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
What should I use, a digital license or a key?
Your activation way depends on how you got your copy of Windows 10.
You can use a digital license in some following cases:
- You want free upgrade to Windows 10 from an eligible device running genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
- You buy a Windows 10 updating from Microsoft Store and activate Windows 10 successfully.
- You are Windows Insider and upgrade to the latest version that is able to running Windows version.
- You purchase genuine Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store app.
The activation key can be used in these situations:
- If you buy a PC from a manufacturer, that manufaturer will have to provide the key for you to activate Windows.
- You receive a volume license agreement for Windows 10 or the MDSN suscription. In this case, your activation key is available through the web portal to your program.
- You buy a new device that runs Windows 10. The product key is installed automatically on your device, included in the form of a card or on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA).
- If you buy the key from the Microsoft Store online, you have to find your product key in the confirmation email that contains the order history.
Some problem when activating Windows 10
After learning about how to activate Windows 10, many people have difficulty in activating it. If Windows 10 have not already been activated on your device, you should call the support center to solve this problem.
Moreover, you can follow these steps to fix activation errors:
- Firstly, you need to confirm that your device has been updated and it is running Windows 10, version 1607 or higher. In the search box, you type Winver, then select Winver form the list of results. After that, you will see information about the version of Windows.
- Secondly, you can use the Activation Troubleshooter to improve simle errors.
- However, if you are still getting the error, you need to check the list of error codes below and follow some suggested steps to fix it.
- You have to ensure that the error has not changed. Sometimes, when you run the Activation Troubleshooter or try to activate, the error code will change. If the error code has changed, you should look up the new code and follow many recommended steps.
On using Windows 10, you often encounter some activation errors. Here are some errors that you usually meet and how to fix them.
The product key which is used on this device does not work with this version of Windows.
In this case, you might need to contact the store where you buy Windows, enter a different product key, or move to the Store to get genuine Windows.
Windows reports that no product keys are not found on your device.
The Windows license is connected to the hardware of the device. If you have made significant hardware changes,Windows will not be able to find the appropriate license. If Windows is installed before on the device and you have changed such as replacing the motherboard, you will need a new license.
Windows reports that you have changed the hardware of this device.
Windows license is connected with the hardware of your device. If you have made a change with your harware, Windows will not be able to find the appropriate license the next time when the device starts. At that time, you have to get a new license.
To buy a new Windows license, Start> Settings> Security Update> Activation, then you select Go to Microsoft Store.
Here are some information we want to give you about Windows 10 and how to active Windows 10. Hopefully, you will have more knowledge about this system, buy and use the genuine, copyrighted products to avoid risks. In addition, if you have problem, please call the support department for help.