What is Windows 10 Activation?
Activation serves to protect the Windows system from unauthorized use or copying of the system. If you are using Windows 10 without activation, some features are not available, such as:
- A watermark indicating Windows activation is displayed at the bottom right of the screen.
- A window requesting activation is displayed frequently.
- Custom settings such as desktop background, screen saver, and theme cannot be changed.
- The operating system update is blocked.
- Without the update, it is not possible to fix Windows system errors in the shortest time. As a result, your computer becomes fragile and it can be attacked by viruses. Besides, you cannot take advantage of the latest functions of the Windows system.
- Microsoft services and some functions of Windows cannot be used.
On Windows 10 not activated, you cannot use the online services of One Drive, Xbox Live, Microsoft Store and other services.
- So, the unactivated Windows 10 system prohibits functions, which can lead to Windows crash or crashes. Unless special reasons, it is always recommended to activate Windows 10 system. Below are free methods to activate Windows 10.
Methods to activate Windows 10 for free
1. Use shared activation keys
With the help of an activation code generator or the activation keys shared on the site, you can activate and crack Windows 10. But there are limits on the use of codes. In addition, these unofficial keys can become invalid after excessive use or deletion by Microsoft. It is the least recommended to use this method to activate Windows 10.
Activate Windows 10 with the KMS server
What is the KMS?
For the days of Windows XP, the best method to install the operating system without activation is to install the MSDN or VOL version of the Windows system. After installation, there is no need to activate the operating system with a license. Just run an appropriate script program. One can thus obtain the complete version of Windows XP. But why is it possible to circumvent activation with a license? Because the MSDN version is used by Microsoft enterprise developers and the VOL version is used by enterprises. So these two versions do not require activation. Nevertheless, the piracy of Windows XP spreads very quickly after the disclosure of these versions. Since Windows Vista, Microsoft launches the VL version with the KMS to replace the VOL version.
How does the KMS work?
Windows VL allows you to activate the Windows system by volume. So, the KMS service requires a KMS server to connect all the computers under the same local network by offering an activation key valid for 180 days. Once connected to the KMS service, all PCs are automatically activated. For security, the computer must connect to the KMS server to take advantage of the automatic renewal. Therefore, with the help of the KMS service, businesses and organizations can activate computers under the same local network and prevent illegal activation. In case the computer does not connect to the KMS server, the license will expire in 180 days.
How to use KMS for individual users?
Even though the KMS service is designed for the activation of Windows systems among an enterprise, individual users can build the KMS server to activate the Windows system. Around the world there are volunteers who have already established many KMS servers. In order to make Windows in activated state, all you have to do is connect your computer to the KMS server. This kind of activation is for Windows Vista and later versions with KMS protocol. In addition, unlike license codes, the KMS service uses the GVLK key which allows rapid activation and without limit on the number of activations for Windows installation or update.
How to write the script for KMS activation?
In order to activate Windows with the KMS service, run the following commands with the command prompt as administrator.
slmgr.vbs -upk # Perform original license deletion
slmgr / ipk system license key #Install the appropriate GVLK key for the current Windows system. Find the license keys for various Windows in this table
slmgr / skms KMS server address # This is the KMS server domain or the IP. Find out the KMS server addresses in this table .
slmgr / ato # Perform KMS activation
But why can KMS service crack Windows 10? In fact, we create a vlmcsd emulator with the C language and establish a virtual KMS server with which we can trick the Windows 10 authentication service. This is how the computer connected to the KMS server can complete the Windows 10 activation.
How to activate Windows 10 with the script for KMS activation?
- Click on the “Start”icon and then on “Windows PowerShell (admin)”.
- Type the commands below.
Common commands for Windows 10 activation Note: Windows activation with KMS service cannot be applied to the home version of Windows 10.
Windows 10 Professional
slmgr.vbs -ipk W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX
slmgr.vbs -skms kms.cangshui.net
Windows 10 Education
slmgr.vbs -ipk NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2
slmgr.vbs -skms kms.cangshui.net