How To Activate Windows 10 For Free 2021 Permanently (Without Key)

In this guide, I am going to show you how to activate windows 10 for free permanently in 2021.

In fact, it is totally free to activate windows 10 using this method and you do not require any product key or activation key.

how to activate windows 10 free 2021

It works for any Windows 10 Edition including:

  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Home N
  • Windows 10 Home Singe Language
  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Windows 10 Professional N
  • Windows 10 Education N
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Enterprise N

The best part?

You can do it in just 2 minutes!

Table of Contents

How To Activate Windows 10 For Free Permanently With CMD

This method involved the use of your command prompt (CMD). Here’s how to go about it.

I have created a video guide for this, you can watch the video below:

Step 1. Run CMD As Administrator

  • In your windows search, type CMD
  • Click on Run as Administrator as seen below.

Or you can right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator as seen below.

open command prompt

Either ways, your command prompt will open.

Step 2. Install KMS Client key

Enter the command slmgr /ipk yourlicensekey and click Enter button on your keyword to execute the command.

The following is the list of Windows 10 Volume license keys.

Home: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99
Home Single Language: 7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH
Home Country Specific: PVMJN-6DFY6-9CCP6-7BKTT-D3WVR
Professional: W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX
Professional N: MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9
Education: NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2
Education N: 2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ
Enterprise: NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43
Enterprise N: DPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4

For example, if you are using Windows 10 Education, enter command slmgr /ipk NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2 as seen below.

install windows 10 kms key

Step 3. Activate Windows

After installing the KMS client key, the next thing is to activate windows for free using CMD prompt.

  • On the next line, enter the code slmgr /ato as seen below.
  • Click Enter to execute the command and your windows will be activated immediately.

windows 10 activated successfully

Now, you can confirm that your Windows has been activated successfully.

activate windows 10 free without product key

Go to Settings >> Activation.

If this method worked for you, then don’t forget to drop the comment below.

Otherwise, the other methods below will sure work. 

Free Windows 10 Activators (Works 100%)

There is another method to activate your Windows 10 using free activators.

The best activators I tried and are working very well are:

  • Microsoft Toolkit
  • KMSPico

You know the best part?

You do not need to keep these software after use.

Even when you uninstall them, your Windows will be remain activated.

Now, I will show you how to use each Windows activator easily.

Windows Activator 1 – KMSPico

  • Also, you need to disable Real Time Protection under the Windows Defender Settings.
  • Now, download KMSPico software by clicking here.
  • Unzip and install the software (Password is
  • Open the software after Installation.
  • Once the software opens, click on the Red button and your Windows 10 will be activated immediately!

Windows Activator 2 – Microsoft Toolkit

First, you need to temporarily disable Anti-virus and Windows Defender Protection (this is necessary because the antivirus will not allow Microsoft Toolkit to modify system registry which is needed to activate Windows).

  • Search for Windows Defender Settings and click on it

search defender settings

  • Turn off Real Time Protection

disable real time protection

  • Next, download Microsoft Toolkit by clicking here.
  • Unzip the file and Install it. (Password is
  • Then, open the Microsoft Toolkit.exe file, install and allow installation to be completed.

extract windows activator

  • Open the software and click on the Windows icon beside the Settings button in the software

select windows button

  • Click on Product Keys tab and select the Product and Edition (e.g Windows 10 Professional). Click on Install.

microsoft toolkit product tab

  • Now, go to the Activation tab, select KMS Server Service and click Install.
  • Finally, click on Activate. Your Windows will be activated immediately.

microsoft toolkit activator

  • If that doesn’t work, click on E-Z Activator.

How Not To Activate Windows 10

Although this method will also help you to activate your Windows 10 easily, I do not recommend it.

It involves the use of .bat file

  • First, copy the code below:

The server in the code might have access to your computer, and that is why I do not recommend this method of activation

Your system might detect it as a virus and remove it (one of the reasons why I DO NOT recommend this method).

  • Save the file as activator.bat and pick All files as the file type.

save code as bat file

  • Right Click on the file and Run as Administrator
  • Wait for the Command Prompt to complete running the code.
  • When you receive the message whether to restart PC, enter and click Enter. 

restart pc

  • Your PC will restart and your Windows will be activated.


I believe by now, you have been able to activate your Windows 10 for free without using any product key.

Personally, I used the first method to activate my Windows 10 in 2021 for free without activator or key.

Let me know which method you prefer by using the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to share the article by using the buttons below.

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8 hours ago

Windows Activator 1 – KMSPico WORKED…thank you!!

Reply to  Bubba
3 seconds ago

You are welcome, glad you found it helpful.

22 hours ago

KMSPico worked for me, thanks 👍🏻

Reply to  Mel
22 hours ago

You are welcome Mel

9 days ago

Worked thanks for this

Reply to  John
3 days ago

Glad you found it helpful.

Ruby Layak
9 days ago

Very Good, Perfect View.

Reply to  Ruby Layak
3 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, glad it helped.

18 days ago

Ok, but the first method doesn’t do anything. It says it installed the key and after restart windows is still not activated.

Reply to  Greg
18 days ago

Use the other methods if the first didn’t work for you.

Reply to  Admin
3 days ago

Says incorrect password on both for me

Reply to  daz
3 days ago

I have updated the password, it was changed. Check the new password in the post.
Or just use as password for the KMSPico software, that’s the new password.

Ron Terrones
1 month ago

Didn’t work!!!

Queen Peace
1 month ago


Peter Wilson
1 month ago

Nice info. Thanks. Does using the above steps work if you install Windows 11 on a new formatted disk without having Windows 10 previously. In other words, can I activate Windows 11 with the same Volume license keys ?

2 months ago

Didn’t work

2 months ago

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2 months ago


2 months ago

It is working now.

Pratham Dhammaratna
2 months ago

It rally worked man. Thanks
I’ve had been working on it for over a year and its done finally.

Reply to  Pratham Dhammaratna
3 days ago

That’s good to know, thanks for dropping a feedback.

Tiffany Crous
2 months ago

slmgr/ato does not work it gives an error: 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist

2 months ago

it did not work for me.

Debjit Dutta
2 months ago

Kmspico is the best one

2 months ago

slmgr /ato isnt working

Debjit Dutta
2 months ago

It worked wow ☺️ thankyou very much.

Reply to  Debjit Dutta
2 months ago

You are welcome Dutta.

3 months ago

Didnt work – just need to see comments

3 months ago


3 months ago

Thank you so much,it was really helpful

Reply to  Tony
2 months ago

Glad you found it helpful Tony.

3 months ago


Rudy mar Banquil
3 months ago

Thank you so much … windows activated 🙏

Reply to  Rudy mar Banquil
3 months ago

You are welcome.

3 months ago

Hi, i am having trouble activating my windows 10 pro, i followed all the steps, and it keeps saying, the organization can not be activated as their is no connection to the organization server. please help. thank you.

Reply to  BOBBY
3 months ago

Use an of the softwares if the CMD method did not work for you.

3 months ago

i keep getting an error when trying to use the cmd method

Jobaer Hossain
3 months ago

How many time takes it to activate windows 10 education version by using first method mentioned in this article?

3 months ago

If activating via the first (recommended) version and not the last (unrecommended), since no KMS server is used, won’t Windows need to be reactivated in 30 days?
If the last method was used (before reading this article), can the KMS information be removed and Windows still be activated?

3 months ago

how is it

4 months ago

Will I stiil get updates by using these methods?

4 months ago

i keep getting KMS could not be contacted error

4 months ago


Ivorah White
4 months ago

They dont work it says they don’t exist

4 months ago


4 months ago

Does this acctualy work?

Reply to  Marty
4 months ago


Tom K
4 months ago

Does not work. “Can’t connect to your organizations activation server”

4 months ago

0x8007008b error

4 months ago

The process explained was easily understandable
thanks a lot for this blog

Reply to  aju
3 days ago

I’m glad you enjoyed the guide, thanks for stopping by.

ahmed al-assadi
4 months ago

Thanks a lot for your kind effort & time regarding activation .. It’s worked with me .. thank U ..

Reply to  ahmed al-assadi
3 days ago

I’m glad you found it helpful, and thanks for dropping a feedback.

Chris W
5 months ago


prabhakar reddy
5 months ago

it is not updated/ activated
in first step slmgr/ipk it is ok.
in next step slmgr/ato
it show error

Reply to  prabhakar reddy
4 months ago

Try the other methods.

5 months ago

Thanks Admin For Sharing Your Great Ideas.

8 months ago

Well this didn’t help me at all, first method gives me an error message after the last command: “Error: 0x8007007B The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. (SWbemObjectX)”. I was trying to activate the Education edition. On the KMS site you link to I just couldn’t find the actual download nowhere, all the “download” buttons there just take you to the same pages in circles, neither with an actual download link. And the Toolkit is no longer available on that link you provide.

8 months ago

Hello. I got error some kind of formatting not working. Do you have any update for this using slmgr /ato is now problem from your way.

Deb Filler
9 months ago

i keep getting an error code and not installed

9 months ago

Thank you very much!

10 months ago

is it legel

10 months ago

Hi I tried following your instructions but it failed to activate
the first command using the product key installs correctly
however the command slmgr /ato does not activate
any other suggestions for this step?

M. bhaskar
10 months ago

Let it be whatever, Dude, you just saved my A**, really…
Was stuck to activate the windows from days together,
Today you made my day…
thanks a Lot…

Reply to  M. bhaskar
10 months ago

You are welcome.

sunil kumar khalkho
10 months ago

active my windows 10

11 months ago

in first method i get a reply as ‘slmgr’ is not recognised as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file

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