This article is step by step is guide on How to Activate Windows 10
To activate Windows 10, you need a digital license or a product key. If you’re ready to activate, select Open Activation in Settings. Click Change product key to enter a Windows 10 product key. If Windows 10 was previously activated on your device, your copy of Windows 10 should be activated automatically.
About Windows 10: (How to Activate Windows 10):
Windows 10 is a series of operating systems developed by Microsoft and released as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems. It is the successor to Windows 8.1, released nearly two years earlier, and was released to manufacturing on July 15, 2015, and broadly released for the general public on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 was made available for download via MSDN and Technet, and as a free upgrade for retail copies of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users via the Windows Store.
Windows 10 receives new builds on an ongoing basis, which are available at no additional cost to users, in addition to additional test builds of Windows 10, which are available to Windows Insiders. Devices in enterprise environments can receive these updates at a slower pace, or use long-term support milestones that only receive critical updates, such as security patches, over their ten-year lifespan of extended support.
How to Activate Windows 10:
Activation of the Windows 10 operating system can be done either by activating the product key again if done so earlier. In case you activated the Windows 10 licence linking it to your Microsoft account, activation on the same device can be done easily with the digital licence. We are explaining both the methods. Please follow the steps below:
Steps to activate Windows 10 with a product key: (How to Activate Windows 10)
For installation of Windows 10, enter your product licence key.
Press the Windows key, go to Settings > Update and Security > Activation.
Press the Change Product key.
Enter your product key into pop-up box and press Next.
Steps to activate Windows 10 with a digital licence: (How to Activate Windows 10)
While beginning activation, select ‘I don’t have a product key’ option.
Setup and login into Windows 10 with your linked Microsoft account.
The Windows 10 will be automatically activated at this point. In case you had made hardware changes, follow the next steps:
Press the Windows key, then go to Settings > Update and Security > Activation.
If Windows is not activated, search and press ‘Troubleshoot’.
Select ‘Activate Windows’ in the new window and then Activate. Or, select ‘I changed hardware on this device recently’, if applicable.
If you get sign in prompts, follow them using Microsoft account linked to your digital licence.
Select the device you’re using and check ‘This is the device I’m using right now’ next to it.
Your digital licence should be there and your copy of Windows 10 will be activated.