How to Activate Windows 10, 8 & 7 | Free Methods

Windows is a collection of programs known as an Operating System (OS) that controls computers. Microsoft developed it in November 1985 and has been frequently updated since then, but to update Windows OS, you need to activate Windows 10, 8, or 7, which we will discuss in this article.

It controls data storage and other input devices like webcams, scanners, and printers. It also controls the programs and the user’s access to the system.

How to Activate Windows 10 Easily?

As we know, Microsoft Windows 10 is one of the last versions of Windows. The company earlier said they would focus on developing the operating system and adding powerful and new features under the name instead of building a new version. Still, recently they released the latest version named windows 11. Below are the methods explaining how to activate Windows 10 on your device.

How to Activate Windows 10

Method 1: Activating Windows 10 Without The Use Of Any Software

Step 1: Type cmd in the windows search bar and right-click on the result. Select the Run as administrator option and continue as directed below.

Step 2: Copy the following command line given below and paste it to the Command Prompt application. Hit Enter key to run the code. After the code is executed you can see such a prompt as the image below.

slmgr.vbs /upk

Step 3: Execute the command given below to install the product key to your computer.

slmgr /ipk NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43

Step 4: Continue to input the commands to set the machine name to

slmgr /skms

Step 5: Type “slmgr /ato” to activate Windows 10.

Method 2: Activating Windows 10 Using The Batch File Technique

Step 1: Open Notepad and paste the code.

I have provided the code that you need to paste into your Notepad. It will take no longer than 30 seconds to copy-paste this code.

Step 2: Save the file as a “.bat” life.

The most crucial step is saving the file as a .bat file. Make sure that you choose Save as type as All Files and also type .bat after your enter desired name.

I choose TechiePaw.batBut you can choose anything you wish to.

Step 3: Run the .bat file as administrator.

Another most important step is running the file as an administrator. If you don’t perform this part, you’re likely to see errors when the Command Prompt processes the codes. So, therefore make sure you have run this as administrator.

Step 4: Restart your computer.

Wait for about 10-15 seconds for the code to be executed. After the execution, you will see the message which asks to restart your PC. The process is done. Type Y and press Enter.

Once you have restarted your computer, your Windows 10 software will be installed. This is how you can activate Windows 10 to your device without a key.

Activate Windows 8 on your PC

Microsoft Windows 8 is a slightly older version of the Windows Operating System. The operating system was released for manufacturing on August 1, 2012, with the general availability of the software on October 26, 2012. Below are the methods explaining how to activate Windows 8 on your device.

Method 1: Activating Windows 8 Without The Use Of Any Command Prompt

Step 1: Type cmd in the windows search bar and right-click on the result. Select the Run as administrator option and continue as directed below.

Step 2: In the command prompt, type “slmgr.vbs -ipk <insert your product key here>” and then press Enter key. After clicking the button, a message will be displayed with the product key in it.

slmgr.vbs -ipk{insert your product key here}

Step 3: After inserting the key, type “slmgr.vbs -ato” on the command prompt palette and press Enter key after it. A message will be displayed informing you that the product key is successfully activated on your device.

slmgr.vbs -ato

Step 4: Now navigate to the Desktop screen, right-click on the “My Computer” icon, and select the “Properties” option. Now you will see the message that “Windows is Activated.”

Method 2: Activating Windows 8 Using A Batch File

Step 1: To activate windows 8, visit the site link:

Step 2: Copy the code provided in the website above into a new text document on your device.

Step 3: Save the text document as a batch file using the extension “.bat

Step 4: Run the file as an Administrator as shown below.

Step 5: After the execution of the file, you can see the result!

Methods To Activate Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7 is also a previous version of the Windows Operating System and was released before Windows 8. It was released for manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and generally became available to the customers on October 22, 2009,[8] less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista. Given below are the methods explaining how to activate Windows 7 on your device.

Method 1: Activating Windows 7 By Using GVLK Keys

There are many public shared keys for Windows 7 activation on the Internet, but they can’t be used again if they are used once. So how to activate Windows 7 for free? Here, it’s suggested to use KMS activation with GVLK keys. GVLK represents the volume licensed key which Microsoft provides for KMS clients. If you use the volume licensed version of Windows 7, you are a KMS client. It’s suggested to check the system version by performing the “slmgr.vbs” command via command prompt.
Operating SystemKMS GVLK Key
Windows 7 ProfessionalFJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
Windows 7 Professional NMRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG
Windows 7 Professional EW82YF-2Q76Y-63HXB-FGJG9-GF7QX
Windows 7 Enterprise33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH
Windows 7 Enterprise NYDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ
Windows 7 Enterprise EC29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4

Step 1: Click the Start menu. Type cmd in the windows search bar and right-click on the result. Select the Run as administrator option and continue as directed below.
: If you don’t have administrative privileges, it’s suggested to create an administrator account at first.

Step 2: In the command prompt, type the following commands. Press Enter after you type each of the commands.

  • slmgr.vbs -upk
  • slmgr.vbs -ipk FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
  • slmgr.vbs -skms
  • slmgr.vbs -ato
  • slmgr.vbs –dlv
Step 3:  After the execution of all the codes, if you see the following message, Windows 7 has been activated successfully on your computer.

Method 2: Activating Windows 7 Using A Batch File

Step 1: Create a Text Document. Copy and paste the following information to the text  document.@echo off
title Activate Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise for FREE!&cls&echo ============================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without software&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo – Windows 7 Professional&echo – Windows 7 Professional N&echo – Windows 7 Professional E&echo – Windows 7 Enterprise&echo – Windows 7 Enterprise N&echo – Windows 7 Enterprise E&echo.&echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Activating your Windows…&cd /d %windir%\system32&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /upk >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /cpky >nul&wmic os | findstr /I “enterprise” >nul
if %errorlevel% EQU 0 (cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk YDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk C29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4 >nul) else (cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk MRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk W82YF-2Q76Y-63HXB-FGJG9-GF7QX >nul)
set i=1
if %i%==1 set
if %i%==2 set
if %i%==3 set
if %i%==4 goto unsupported
cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /skms %KMS_Sev% >nul&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo.
cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ato | find /i “successfully” && (echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #My official blog: #How it works: #Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions or concerns.&echo.&echo #Please consider supporting this project: #Your support is helping me keep my servers running everyday!&echo.&echo ============================================================================&choice /n /c YN /m “Would you like to visit my blog [Y,N]?” & if errorlevel 2 exit) || (echo The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one… & echo Please wait… & echo. & echo. & set /a i+=1 & goto server)
explorer “”&goto halt
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry! Your version is not supported.&echo.
Step 2: Save the document with the “.bat” extension, for example, Win7.bat, and then Save the file.
Step 3: Right-click on the batch file you just saved and run it as administrator. After clicking it windows 7 starts to be activated.
Step 4: Once Windows 7 is activated successfully, you will be prompted to restart the PC. Then type “Y” in the command prompt and your Windows 7 will be activated successfully.

Final Words

So that’s it. Here are a few methods that will help you activate any of the Windows OS like Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

If you still need help with anything, do let us know in the comments section below, and we shall get back to you with a solution as soon as possible.

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