4 Ways To Check If Windows 10 Is Activated

4 Ways To Check If Windows 10 Is Activated, Installed, or reinstalled Windows 10 and now want to know if your copy of Windows 10 is activated? This guide will show you four easy ways to check your Windows 10 activation status.

Windows 10 Is Activated?

If you’re installing Windows 10 on a new computer, you’ll need to enter a product key to activate your copy. However, with a fresh install of Windows 10, you don’t need to enter a product key. Windows 10 will be automatically activated after reinstallation.

Use Settings app

Open the Settings app using the search or Windows logo + I keyboard shortcut. In the Settings app, go to Update & Security > Activation page. The Windows section shows your Windows 10’s edition and activation status.

4 Ways To Check If Windows 10 Is Activated

If Windows 10 is activated, you will see Windows is activated, Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account (if using a Microsoft account to sign in), or Windows is activated with a digital license message. If not, you will see Windows is not activated message.

Use Command Prompt

Open the Command Prompt using search. Type the following command and then press the Enter key to know your Windows 10 installation’s activation status: Slmgr /xpr

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A small dialog will appear on the screen with the status of the Windows 10 activation.

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Use Settings app infomation

When your Windows 10 installation is not activated, the Settings app shows the “Windows is not activated. Activate Windows now” link right on the home page. If you do not see the above message on the home page of the Settings app, your Windows 10 copy is likely activated.

Use PowerShell

In addition to the Command Prompt, one can use PowerShell to check the Windows activation status. Here is how.

Run Windows PowerShell using search. Type the following command at the PowerShell window and then press the Enter key: Slmgr /xpr

powershell activation windows

A small dialog will appear on the screen with the status of the Windows 10 activation.

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Note: In addition to these methods, you can also use third-party tools to check the activation status and type of the product key used to activate Windows.

More: Scan Files and Folders for Virus In Windows 10.

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