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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!

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.

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 keyboard to execute the command.

The following is the list of Windows 10 Volume license keys:

Home: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99
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 surely 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 officialkmspico.com)
  • Open the software after Installation.
  • Once the software opens, click on the Red button and your Windows 10 will be activated immediately!

That’s all, you have successfully activated your Windows 10 PC. Now, you can enjoy the full benefits.

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.

Activate Windows 10 using Activator File

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.


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.

352 thoughts on “How To Activate Windows 10 For Free in 2022 Permanently (Without Key)”

    • You must have selected the edition (or it was the default selected option and you didn’t change it) before clicking the activation button. You are welcome.

  1. Hi, When I enter slmgr /ipk yourlicensekey at the cmd prompt, I simply get an error stating the software licensing service has reported the product key is invalid

  2. Thank you very much for the guide. It was extremely useful, i used the KMspico method it worked very quickly and now i can customize my PC very quickly. #amillionlikes

  3. Thank you very much 👍🏿😀
    I have successfully activated my windows using the second kmp, thanks again 👍🏿

    • I’m glad you found it helpful. Also, thank you so much for the feedback, I appreciate it so much. God bless you more!

  4. Hello pls I use Windows 8.1 Pro Currently and now the key has expired. What should I do?
    Because I want to switch to windows 10 or 11 and I don’t know how to do so or have a product key.

    Actually I’m confused because I’m new to using a PC. It was given to me by my uncle.

    • Upgrading to Windows 10 is not technical. First, you need to download the ISO file (search for ‘windows 10 iso file’ on Google and click on the first result from Microsoft). First, it will download the media creation tool which you will install and use to download the iso file (about 5.5GB in size). From there, it’s just about following the onscreen instructions and selecting appropriate options.

      Speaking of options, you have 2 alternative options if you can’t do it with the summary I gave you above:

      1. Watch a YouTube video that will show you the whole procedure
      2. Find someone to help you with it
  5. Looks like MS Toolkit is designed to do Office as well. But it asks the user to press the Office button, which doesn’t exist in 2013 or later. Is there a way to make it run with more recent versions of Office?

  6. Even with Win defender turned off, both programs kept getting blocked. I had to download the toolkit on a Win 7 laptop, copy it to a flash drive, and then install it there. I could then plug the flash drive into the Win 10 computer, and it worked. What a struggle.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

        • 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.

          • 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.

          • 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.

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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?

  13. 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


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