Activate Windows 10 without using any 3rd Party Software
There are many ways by which you can activate Windows 10, most of them involve usage of third party applications, they work but the problem is obtaining a clean, malware free copy of these softwares, specially for new users. We also know that evading an anti malware service is not that hard so the best way to protect yourself from these softwares packed with malware is to not use them whenever it is possible. So I am providing step-by-step instructions on how to activate windows 10 without any 3rd party softwares using KMS. These step can be used to activate any build of windows 10. If you have a laptop that comes with windows pre-installed then it can be a bit problematic as they store OEM license key in the BIOS. This process may not work directly in such cases.
What is KMS?
The Key Management Service (KMS) is an activation service that allows organizations to activate systems within their own network, eliminating the need for individual computers to connect to Microsoft for product activation. It does not require a dedicated system and can be easily co-hosted on a system that provides other services.
Source : Microsoft FAQ for Volume Licensing
What is a KMS Host Key?
A KMS Key is used to activate the KMS host computer with a Microsoft activation server and can activate up to six KMS hosts with 10 activations per host. Each KMS host can activate an unlimited number of computers.
To activate windows 10 open CMD / Powershell / Windows Terminal with Administrator Privileges and follow the steps below
Step 1 requires a KMS Key which are available here : KMS Client Setup Keys
These keys can be used multiple times on multiple systems.
Operating system edition KMS Client Setup Key ============================================================ Windows 10 Pro W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX Windows 10 Pro N MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9 Windows 10 Pro for Workstations NRG8B-VKK3Q-CXVCJ-9G2XF-6Q84J Windows 10 Pro for Workstations N 9FNHH-K3HBT-3W4TD-6383H-6XYWF Windows 10 Pro Education 6TP4R-GNPTD-KYYHQ-7B7DP-J447Y Windows 10 Pro Education N YVWGF-BXNMC-HTQYQ-CPQ99-66QFC Windows 10 Education NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2 Windows 10 Education N 2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ Windows 10 Enterprise NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43 Windows 10 Enterprise N DPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4 Windows 10 Enterprise G YYVX9-NTFWV-6MDM3-9PT4T-4M68B Windows 10 Enterprise G N 44RPN-FTY23-9VTTB-MP9BX-T84FV
Now Execute the command below and replace x with the key of your choice
slmgr /ipk ххххх-ххххх–ххххх–ххххх–ххххх
Now we want to use a KMS Server from where our windows will be activated, there are some servers available.
Source : Github : KMS Address List
Last Updated on : 14th August 2020
kms.srv.crsoo.com cy2617.jios.org kms.cangshui.net kms.library.hk kms.loli.beer kms.v0v.bid kms.jm33.me 18.104.22.168 kms.ijio.net kms.iaini.net kms.51it.wang key.17108.com windows.kms.app kms.ddz.red k.zpale.com m.zpale.com mvg.zpale.com xykz.f3322.org dimanyakms.sytes.net kms8.MSGuides.com kms.03k.org kms.bige0.com kms9.MSGuides.com kms.cz9.cn kms.lolico.moe kms.ddddg.cn kms.zhuxiaole.org kms.moeclub.org zh.us.to kms.chinancce.com kms.ddns.net k.zpale.com m.zpale.com mvg.zpale.com xykz.f3322.org dimanyakms.sytes.net kms.03k.org
Now Execute the command below and replace the server of your choice
Note : Some servers may not be working, so try another one if it fails at this step, I might add more servers in future.
slmgr /skms [serverhere]:1688
Final Step is to execute the command below to activate your Windows 10