Activating Windows 10 or Windows 11 , in any case making sure to activate the operating system is essential: in fact, without performing this operation we would not be able to fully use the operating system.
In fact, the system is correctly licensed and activated many settings are enabled.
What should you be careful of?
In this path it is necessary to have a valid license, in this regard we recommend that you pay attention to licenses that cost too little, often we may come across licenses that are not entirely valid or legal.
Another aspect to consider is the type of license we have or want to buy, in fact not all Activate Windows licenses are the same.
There are multiple types of licenses and they are:
- OEM licenses that we find pre-installed in most systems currently on the market (notebooks, branded fixed PCs, etc.)
- the RETAIL or those that we buy directly from shops or resellers
- Volume or MAK licenses used exclusively in a business environment.
- lastly there are the ESD licenses, which are mainly those that we find for sale online on Amazon, other sales shores.
- To check the type of license currently in use in our system, it is necessary to use third-party tools or use the tool SLMGR.VBS.
After this necessary premise let’s see how to activate Windows 10 and Windows 11 .
How to activate Windows 10
If we took advantage of the free update (still at the time of Windows launch), we would have a digital license linked to our Microsoft account (currently it is still possible to update for free from Windows 7 and Windows 8 , as long as you have a valid license).
Let’s see some methods needed to activate Windows 10 and Windows 11
- Activating Windows 10 is a very simple operation, just proceed as follows:
- From start open the Settings
- Look for the Updates and Security
- item Open the Activation item
- Now if the system is NOT activated we will find the Troubleshooting item open it and follow the instructions on the screen.
Activation from command prompt
If even so the problem persists, we can try to activate the system from the command prompt. powershell as administrator, to do so:
- press WIN + X> command prompt (or powershell) buttons as administrator to type slmgr.vbs / ipk <your product key>
- then type slmgr.vbs / ato
- when finished, restart the system
- Activation by calling Microsoft Customer Service
Let’s see now how to activate Windows 11
How to activate Windows 11
The procedure is very simple obviously since, Activate Windows 11 is completely renewed in terms of settings. it will change the path.
First, Download windows 11 ISO for your PC. Once you download it follow the next steps:
- To activate Windows 11 you will need to follow this path:
- From Start open the Settings
- From System search for Activation
- here too, if the system is NOT activated. We will find the Troubleshooting item. to be opened to follow the instructions on the screen