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How to Activate Windows 10 Using CMD

Q. I have windows key. How can I activate windows 10 using cmd?

Step by step instruction is given below to activate windows 10 using slmgr command. Official Microsoft site also explained windows activation method. In this article, I will explain the simple method for the windows activation with the help of screenshots.

In the organization to activate windows license, I always approached this method.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt With Admin Rights

Open cmd with administrative rights. Right-click on the Start icon and click on command prompt (Admin). As shown in the below screenshot.

Step 2: Slmgr cmd To Activate Windows

Type “slmgr /ipk license-key” without the quotes. In place of license-key enter your windows license key.

slmgr cmd to activate windows 10
slmgr cmd to activate windows 10

Step 3: Check Status of Windows 10 Activation

After entering the correct windows 10 key, you will get the prompt like ” Installed product key successfully“. You can check the windows 10 is activated by browsing This PC – Properties.

After this, the next windows open. At the bottom, you can see, windows 10 activation status.

Windows 10 Activation Status
Windows 10 Activation Status

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Conclusion: This article helps you to activate windows done using cmd. For any feedback, kindly write in below comment section.

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