Note: As of now (January 2022) This method is still working to activate windows 10 for free with CMD, so if it’s not working for you, then you must have not followed the steps carefully.

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In today’s guide, you are going to learn how you can activate your windows 10 Computer just by using the command line, which is commonly known as CMD or command prompt.

Most PC users do not know that they can activate their windows for FREE as well, so you might want to bookmark this post for future purposes.

This post will give you a step-by-step easy guide, to teach you how you can activate Windows 10 on the command line.


it is by far the fasted method to activate the windows 10 product. (probably under a minute, if you do all the steps exactly as it is mentioned) because in here you don’t need to install any Windows 10 activation tool or watermark remover tool or something for activation. so it’ll be a pretty straightforward guide for non-techy folks.

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After the installation of Windows 10 on your computer, it will ask you to activate your Windows 10 when you’ll try to personalize/customize windows 10. If your Windows 10 system has not been activated, Windows will not let you personalize your desktop (such as personalizing your lock screen, wallpaper, theme, etc.) and it will show a watermark at the bottom right screen saying “Activate Windows. Go to Settings to activate Windows”.

which looks very annoying on the screen


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so let begin the process to activate window 10 with help of CMD.

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How to Permanently Activate Windows 10 with command line

How to Permanently Activate Windows 10 with command line

Step 1. Open command prompt

Press Windows and search cmd, right-click and run as administrator.


Step 2. Uninstall the previous key

Now type this command on cmd slmgr.vbs /upk (it will uninstall previous product key)


Step 3. Enter the keys

Next, copy and paste this command line and hit Enter to install the Windows 10 product key: slmgr /ipk NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43

or any of the keys below

Home: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99Home N: 3KHY7-WNT83-DGQKR-F7HPR-844BMHome Single Language: 7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFHHome Country Specific: PVMJN-6DFY6-9CCP6-7BKTT-D3WVRProfessional: W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GXProfessional N: MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9Education: NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2Education N: 2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJEnterprise: NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43Enterprise N: DPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4

Step 4. Enter the command

now type slmgr /skms into the command line and press Enter.

Now copy and paste slmgr /ato and hit Enter to activate Windows 10 with CMD.

that’s it now you’re done, now…

how to check windows 10 is activated or not?

There are lots of ways you can check if windows 10 is activated on your computer or not, for example, If you don’t see any “activated windows, go to settings to activate windows” watermark in the bottom right of your screen then it means your windows is fully activated however another excellent method to check windows 10 is activated or not on your device is by using this simple command:

type windows + run

type this command slmgr.vbs -xpr


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you watch this video if you are still facing any problem

how to activate windows 10 with cmd without key

This is by far the best way to activate windows 10 with cmd without key and this is how by following the steps above, you can activate Windows 10 for free with the command line, and after activating Windows 10 you’ll be able to customize your home screen like lock screen, wallpaper, theme, etc., and the annoying watermark of windows won’t show anymore.

Some users were getting error codes like 0xC004F069 and 0xC004F074, but for me and lots of other users claim that it is working totally fine, so please try other keys and make sure you are doing the exact steps mentioned above