How To Activate Windows 10 For Free 2020 Permanently (Without Key)

In this guide, I am going to show you how to activate windows 10 for free permanently in 2020.

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 2020

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!

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.

I’m sure this method will work for you, don’t forget to drop a comment below and share.

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 12345)
  • 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 123)

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 2020 for free without activator or key.

Let me know which method you prefer by using the comment section below. 

Written by Saheed Soneye


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  1. I am getting the error below when I enter the first code in the CMD.

    “Windows scrit host access is disabled on this machine contact your administrator”.

  2. after i enter slmgr /ipk the code it works but when i do the slmgr /ato its says the file name , the directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect (SWbemObjectEx)

  3. Thks a lot for this very easy method. although I got an error before the second cmd, I continued typing the second one and when i enetered the second one and went to check on update I saw restart needed. I’ve just restarted and that pesky notification at the bottom right of the PC is gone! I’ve tried watching and following the instructions given by youtubers but being a layperson, I just couldn’t understand and I’d given up but today after mths of that pesky ad, I googled and found yr way, which to me, has been the fastest, easiest way. I did it in less than 5 mins. thks again and be blessed. Stay safe everbody

  4. My Windows 10 is Pro, should I have tried the Professional N product key instead of the Professional one without N, since I got an error after I did the above?

    The following I pasted the last few lines from the command prompt: C:\WINDOWS\system32>cscript slmgr.vbs /ato
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Activating Windows(R), Professional edition (2de67392-b7a7-462a-b1ca-108dd189f588) …
    Error: 0xC004F074 The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.

  5. Running the .cmd script only activates for 6 months from my PC. Using the slmgr looks as though it’s a one off activation.

  6. Thanks to your first procedure I was able to activate my Windows 10, where to my frustration a new legal productkey failed to activate a Virtual Machine (VMware) convered from a physical machine. Thanks a lot! Rene

  7. Hello, i need help i have error code: 0xc004f074 Do i have to use those 2 applications or 1 is enough like the name KMSPico?

  8. slmgr /ato
    command gave error message:
    “Windows Script Host
    Activating Windosw(R), Professional Edition (2de67392-b7a7-462a-b1ca-108dd189f588)…
    Error: )x8007232B DNS name does not exist”

  9. I tried your first method but apparently I have non-core edition and gave me an error code. the message reads as follows – “Error: 0xC004F069 on a computer running Microsoft windows non-core edition, run ‘slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004F069’ to display the error text.” what shall I do in this situation?

  10. Hi team

    i am not able to update my window, kindlyhelp for this activation of my windows
    error code-0x80240fff

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