How To Activate Windows 10 For Free 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

  • 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.

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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Patrik
11 days ago

Thank you KMSpico successfully activated my windows10 pro

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Patrik
11 days ago

Good to know Patrik.

Patrick
13 days ago

One of our customers bought a new PC with Home so we needed to update to Pro. The Store freaked out during this process and somehow landed on an Enterprise edition of Windows 10 that refused to activate. 20 minutes on the phone to the automated phone activation and nothing.

This fixed the issue (and allowed me to put it back onto Pro as desired) in 2 minutes.

THANK

YOU

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Patrick
13 days ago

That’s good to hear Patrick. Thanks for sharing your experience and feedback.

Carlos
16 days ago

The CMD part worked for me but there were some error notifications “No kms contacted”. So I copied the product key you posted in your example and the activation was successful. Though, there was another error notification together with it. Then I checked the Activation Settings and it says “Windows is activated….”. Thank you soo mucho and that was great. I hope I did it right.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Carlos
16 days ago

You are welcome, and thanks for the feedback Carlos.

qwerty
16 days ago

can i uninstall the kmspico after activating?

Admin
Admin
Reply to  qwerty
16 days ago

Yes, you can.

Kerry
17 days ago

I activated my windows 10 using cmd andit worked it was successful.Took less than 2 minutes.Thanks so much

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Kerry
16 days ago

Nice, glad you found it helpful. Thanks for sharing feedback.

mike
17 days ago

Thank you. KMSpico successfully activated my windows

Admin
Admin
Reply to  mike
17 days ago

You are welcome Mike.

Iconfx
18 days ago

kmspico worked, but can i turn on real time protection back?

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Iconfx
18 days ago

Yes, sure.

I O.ADEYI
19 days ago

Thanks so so much, the kmspico did the magic, it works, thanks

Admin
Admin
Reply to  I O.ADEYI
19 days ago

You are welcome.

Cyphor
19 days ago

Beautifully done. Worked like King Kong!!!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Cyphor
19 days ago

😎

madhu ambat
20 days ago

Thanks bro 1st method is working for me windows proN

Admin
Admin
Reply to  madhu ambat
19 days ago

Great, enjoy!

Showmik
22 days ago

Thanks man. I used KMSpico to activate my windows and it WORKED!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Showmik
22 days ago

You are welcome.

Shaw
22 days ago

I’m using windows 10 pro, so which volume license key should I use (professional or professional n)??

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Shaw
22 days ago

Professional.

Abby Naz
22 days ago

Thanks a lot, Microsoft Toolkit worked!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Abby Naz
22 days ago

Good, you are welcome!

Alan
22 days ago

The 1st method did not work. It gave me an error about not being able to connect to my “organizations” server. The 2nd method seems to have worked. but Windows Defender is flagging viruses associated with the software (which I uninstalled) and quarantining files. I would advise folks to try method #3. BTW, I did use the method “not recommended” (,bat file) on a prior re-build without any problems.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Alan
22 days ago

Alright, cool Alan. Thanks for sharing your feedback.

Jake
22 days ago

if I use kmspico can I still receive windows updates?

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Jake
22 days ago

Sure, you will.

oyemega
23 days ago

KsmPico Worked! thanks

Admin
Admin
Reply to  oyemega
23 days ago

You are welcome.

Fuerza
24 days ago

HI, Is the first method illegal and is it safe?

and do i need a VPN for doing this

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Fuerza
24 days ago

It is safe, and you do not need a VPN.

ZODIAC
27 days ago

Hi, what about windows 10 pro?

Admin
Admin
Reply to  ZODIAC
26 days ago

It is among the list, you can use any of the methods to activate Windows 10 Professional as well.

Shaw
Reply to  Admin
22 days ago

Are you talking about the first method or the second method?

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Shaw
22 days ago

I assumed you were referring to the first one, but you can as well us the second method too. It will still be activated.

xxx
27 days ago

KsmPico Worked!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  xxx
26 days ago

Nice then, enjoy!

Aditi
27 days ago

Excuse me , actually it’s showing activating windows (R) , professional addition error 0xC004F074 , pls I Don know what’s going on and I am continuing trying but I can’t get windows. Can you help me

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Aditi
27 days ago

Use any of the softwares if the first method doesn’t work for you.

Axe
29 days ago

I’m getting the error as “the data is invalid”

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Axe
27 days ago

Use KMSpico or Microsoft Toolkit.

ben
29 days ago

smlgr is not recognized as and internal or external command

Admin
Admin
Reply to  ben
29 days ago

Use any of the softwares then, that will work for you.

Jong
30 days ago

Thank you for your help.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Jong
30 days ago

You are welcome Jong.

Man
30 days ago

Hi
By mistake i gave the education key , it did not get activated but my edition got changed from professional..to education. How to revert. kindly help.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Man
30 days ago

Follow the same procedure, but use the professional key this time.

thankful person yes thats my name totally
1 month ago

Using command prompt actually worked! I used it a few months ago and it didn’t but I came back and it did. Had to use the right key though lol took me a second but thank you so much finally that watermark is gone!

Admin
Admin

I’m glad that you found it helpful.

toti
1 month ago

every Step worked on the 1st method up until slmgr /ato it gave the error

“Activating Windows(R), Core edition
(58e97c99-f377-4ef1-81d5-4ad5522b5fd3)
Error: 0x8007007E The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax
is incorrect. (SWbemObjectEx)”

PLS HELP!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  toti
1 month ago

Use one of the softwares if the first one didn’t work for you.

Henry Darius
1 month ago

I am using Windows 10 Pro, which is the preferred product key?

Armstrong
1 month ago

First option worked for me. Thanks a lot.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Armstrong
1 month ago

You are welcome, thanks for the feedback.

Donny Goodson
1 month ago

1st option popped up an error saying DNS doesn’t exist, and the download page for KMSPico kept sending invalid responses, but the Windows Toolkit did the trick!!! Thanks a TON!!!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Donny Goodson
1 month ago

You are welcome Donny

SOMEONE
1 month ago

THE PASSWORD IS NOT WORKING CAN YOU PRECISELY ONLY TYPE WHAT THE PASSWORD IS IN HERE, IT WOULD HELP ME GREATLY, PLEASE DO IT

Admin
Admin
Reply to  SOMEONE
1 month ago

There are 2 passwords, one for each software depending on which you choose to choose. Both of them are in the guide, but you didn’t state which anyway.

pablo
1 month ago

Thanks for the activation <3 so helpful no more stupid watermark on my meeme mats

Admin
Admin
Reply to  pablo
1 month ago

You are welcome.

Elyze
1 month ago

KMspico works! Thank you

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Elyze
1 month ago

Glad you found it helpful Elyze.

Florence
1 month ago

KMspico worked for me
Thank you💪

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Florence
1 month ago

You are welcome Florence.

Bubba
1 month ago

Windows Activator 1 – KMSPico WORKED…thank you!!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Bubba
1 month ago

You are welcome, glad you found it helpful.

Mel
1 month ago

KMSPico worked for me, thanks 👍🏻

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Mel
1 month ago

You are welcome Mel

John
1 month ago

Worked thanks for this

Admin
Admin
Reply to  John
1 month ago

Glad you found it helpful.

Ruby Layak
1 month ago

Very Good, Perfect View.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Ruby Layak
1 month ago

Thanks for the feedback, glad it helped.

Greg
2 months ago

Ok, but the first method doesn’t do anything. It says it installed the key and after restart windows is still not activated.

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Greg
2 months ago

Use the other methods if the first didn’t work for you.

daz
Reply to  Admin
1 month ago

Says incorrect password on both for me

Admin
Admin
Reply to  daz
1 month ago

I have updated the password, it was changed. Check the new password in the post.
Or just use official-kmspico.com as password for the KMSPico software, that’s the new password.

Ron Terrones
2 months ago

Didn’t work!!!

Queen Peace
2 months ago

Hmmmm🤔

Peter Wilson
3 months ago

Nice info. Thanks. Does using the above steps work if you install Windows 11 on a new formatted disk without having Windows 10 previously. In other words, can I activate Windows 11 with the same Volume license keys ?

Richie
3 months ago

Didn’t work

Dhanush
3 months ago

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Uuuu
4 months ago

Ok

Upendra
4 months ago

It is working now.

Pratham Dhammaratna
4 months ago

It rally worked man. Thanks
I’ve had been working on it for over a year and its done finally.
cheers!!

Admin
Admin
Reply to  Pratham Dhammaratna
1 month ago

That’s good to know, thanks for dropping a feedback.

Tiffany Crous
4 months ago

slmgr/ato does not work it gives an error: 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist

ben
Reply to  Tiffany Crous
29 days ago

same here

Admin
Admin
Reply to  ben
29 days ago

Use the software method.

Allis
4 months ago

it did not work for me.

Debjit Dutta
4 months ago

Kmspico is the best one

Xavier
4 months ago

slmgr /ato isnt working

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