Windows 10 Product Key Activation Step by Step Guide 2021

Most of the high-end laptops have Windows 10 preinstalled on them. Though you could’ve built your own PC with graphics card and processor, or updated your PC for faster speed, you might want to activate Windows 10.

The activation of the Windows 10 operating system can be done in two ways: By reactivating the product key if previously activated, or by using the Windows Activation tool to activate Windows. When you activate Windows 10 using Licensing key linked to your Microsoft account, activation can be done easily on the same device if you’ve previously activated Windows using a digital licence.

Windows 10 can be activated using one of the methods listed below: By inserting the product key, or by providing the licence details.

Section 1

In order to activate Windows 10 using a product key, do the following:

Step1- If you’ve purchased a product key for Windows 10, proceed with the installation.

Step2-Press the Windows key, and go to Settings-Update and Security -Activation.

Step3- Click on “Change Product key” option

Step4- Once you have entered your product key into the text box on the pop-up screen, press the “Next” button.

Step5- Press the “Activate” button

Section 2

Microsoft’s instructions for getting Windows 10 installation if you have a digital licence;

Step1- The first step is to choose “I don’t have a product key” in the beginning installation window.

Step2-Press the Windows key, and go to Settings-Update and Security -Activation

(Windows 10 will be activated as soon as you move to the next screen.  In case you had made hardware changes, follow the next steps )

Step3- Next, you will be guided through the steps to get Windows 10 set up and signed in with your Microsoft account.

Step4- Tap the Windows key and open the “Settings” application. Next, go to the “Update and Security” section, and then use the “Activation” option.

Step5- In the new window, select “Activate Windows” and then Activate. Alternatively, you can choose “I changed the hardware on this device recently.”

Step6- You will be asked to enter your credentials of your Microsoft account linked to your digital licence, sign in with your username and password of your Microsoft account.

Step7-Select the device you’re using and make sure the option “This is the device I’m using right now” is checked.

Step8- Simply press the “Activate” button.

Your digital licence should be there and your copy of Windows 10 will be activated.

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