Microsoft has made Windows 10 available to everyone for free download and installation, even without a product key. With a few minor modifications, it will still function. In Windows XP, Microsoft used Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) to prevent you from accessing your computer.
Windows only bother you now in a few little, annoying ways. After installing Windows 10, you might be able to upgrade to a licensed version for a fee. We’ll demonstrate how to use Windows 10’s Digital License to permanently activate the operating system for free in this post. To activate Windows 10 without a key, keep reading.
How to Activate Windows 10 Without Product Key or License
If you install Windows 10 without a key, you won’t be able to activate it. There aren’t many limitations with a deactivated copy of Windows 10, though. At first, you won’t notice a change.
Limitations of Inactivated Version of Windows
Windows will ultimately begin to annoy you a little in the following ways:
On your screen, a watermark will show up in the lower right corner. A notification urging you to activate Windows will also appear.
A similar option, labeled Activate Windows, may be found at the bottom of the Settings application.
Thankfully, there wouldn’t be any intrusive pop-ups.
Advice: How to Determine the Windows 10 Edition
You must first choose your Windows 10 edition before activating Windows 10. Here is how to go about it:
1. To open Settings, simultaneously press Windows 10.
3. Select the System setting.
4. Next, select About to view all information about your Windows 10 device.
Using the Installation Media Tool
1. To start, you must acquire a copy of Windows 10. You don’t even need a product key to download a copy of it from the Microsoft website.
2A. Use the Windows 10 download tool to help you make a USB stick so you can install Windows 10.
2B. You can get an ISO file directly from the Windows 10 ISO download page if you don’t use Windows.
3. To install Windows 10, adhere to the directions displayed on-screen.
4. To activate Windows, one of the first screens you see will request your product key.
5A. The I don’t have a product key option is located at the bottom of the window, and selecting it will allow you to complete the installation procedure.
5B. A product key entry screen can appear later on in the procedure. If so, look for a small link that is similar to get around that page.
6. You can continue by giving a KMS client setup key if you don’t see this option.
These keys will get you through the Windows installation process but won’t provide you an active copy of Windows unless you work for an organization that offers a Key Management Service.
7. Depending on your demands, you can install Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro.
- Windows 10 Home
- Windows 10 Pro