If you use a windows PC, you have been familiar with some things called product activation. And, you know how annoying sometimes it frustrates if you have not activated some of the products. You have no freedom over some features until you activate them which you still have to splash out a certain amount of money to get the various product keys from the store or authorized dealers.
Focusing on windows 10, today, I am going to show you how you can activate it without the product key and without any software.
A product key for activating windows 10, is a 25 letter character which looks like this;
If you purchased a new windows OS, it usually come with the product key at the back of the disk that you purchased it or is sent to you in the e-mail you used to purchase it.
But sometimes, you might just decide to get your OS from third party handlers who don’t give you the product key because they don’t have it.
The disadvantage of not activating your windows is that windows do close some settings like personalization and you have a watermark at the bottom right corner of your screen. You know how that annoys.
Then when you go settings as it says thinking that you are going to solve the problem, you meet this;
Now this is where your sorrows begin, you don’t have that key they are asking you for and you cant guess it either plus, you cant use a friend’s.
Automatically, windows should always activate itself when you are connected to the Internet after installing it. If you bought yours from a third party, it will not activate automatically and that is why it will keep prompting you to activate it manually.
Here is how to go about all those problems and let’s do the tutorial now.
Be attentive guys, write down these steps
The codes I just showed you are what we are going to use to activate our windows, not by trial and error, I will upload them to my drive and post a link where you will also download them from my drive, so don’t worry.
Once you have downloaded the codes, open them and they will open in word pad or just notepad or any other software you will use to open them.
After you open, highlight everything then right click and select copy.
Minimize that window then go to any blank space on desktop, right click again and go to new then select text document, you can name it anything you want, then save and open it.
In that new window, now right click and select paste to paste what you had initially copied
On the top left corner of that same window, you will see file, click on it and go to save as, select it.
In the new window that opens, at the bottom, go to the first check box, where the name of the document is written and add .bat so that it can be executed as a batch file when you click save.
Leave the second check box as it is, then click save just down there.
Now you can happily close all the other windows and locate where you have just saved it at.
I saved mine at the desktop and it will now look like that you have just seen,
Now right click on it and select run as administrator and wait for the windows command prompt to run now. Be patient, it may take a few minutes.
And boom, you receive that good message you were waiting for, …
You get that, product activated successfully
Huh! Mama I made it.
If it may ask you to save, just type letter Y on your keyboard and click enter.
And just like that, now we have activated our windows, no more water marks at the bottom of our screen.
After you activate your windows, you will now realize that all those settings that you were closed for can now be accessed, like personalization and much more.
Go to your settings and check if your windows is activated now.
It says that windows is activated using your organization’s activation key. That is still valid. Its the same as you having your organization’s name linked to your email address.
In case the activation expires, you just repeat the same steps you did. Plus, you can always change the product key anytime you feel like doing so, maybe lets say you have bought it from store. It will be changed for you.
N/B THIS CODES WORKS WITH ALL THE VERSIONS OF BOTH WINDOWS 8 AND 10.
And now follow this link to get those codes I just used. I have posted them on my Google drive.
Enjoy and I hope it helps you.