How to check and activate Windows 11

Aamir Khan

Microsoft recently released its latest Windows operating system version, Windows 11. An updated version of Windows 10 with many new features added to it is what Windows 11 is. It was launched with inspiration from the MacOS outlook, particularly its taskbar. If you are using a legal and activated copy of your windows 11, you can enjoy all its features like screen customization and many other features. But if you are not sure about your windows, 11 copy is activated or not, then in this guide, we will show you How to check and activate Windows 11

How to Check If Windows 11 Is Activated

To check and activate Windows 11, follow this guide;

  • To access the Settings app on your PC, simultaneously press the Windows key and the letter “i.” Once the Settings window opens, navigate to the “System” option in the sidebar.
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From the “System” page, select the “Activation” option.

check and activate Windows 11

Upon reaching the Windows 11 activation screen, you can find your activation status next to the “Activation State” label.

The message displayed will indicate “Active” if your copy of Windows 11 is already activated.

A message indicating the activation status will be displayed if your Windows copy is not activated. If this happens, you must buy a copy of windows 11 from Microsoft and then put in the activation product key to activate it.

check and activate Windows 11

To find out how your copy of Windows is activated, you need to check the activation status.

In that case, you can click on the active status to check whether an organization license or any other way activated this copy.

check and activate Windows 11

In this way, you can check the status of windows 11 activation.

How to Activate Windows 11 for Free

If your copy of windows 11 is not activated. You have two methods of activating your windows 11 copy, either by using free methods, which we illustrate here or by purchasing the product key of windows 11 from Microsoft. As the license key for windows 11 is much expensive and everyone can’t afford it, we will show you how to activate your copy of windows 11 free without paying anything.

Here we will show two methods to activate windows 11 for free.

1. BY USING CMD METHOD

Activate windows 11 copy by using CMD is a simple and easy way to activate it. Moreover, it is legal to activate windows 11 for free because Microsoft offers KMS keys. So, to activate your copy, follow this guide.

  • To launch Command Prompt with administrative privileges, press the Windows key on your keyboard and type “Command Prompt.” Next, right-click on the Command Prompt app and select “Run as administrator.”
  • Type the below Command and press Enter.
slmgr /ipk kmsclientkey

Note: The KMSClientKey is the activation key you must enter depending on your chosen Windows edition. Find the keys below:

  • Windows Home: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99
  • Windows Home N: 3KHY7-WNT83-DGQKR-F7HPR-844BM
  • Windows Pro: W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX
  • Windows Pro N: MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9
  • Windows Education: NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2
  • Windows Education N: 2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ

For example, to activate Windows 11 Pro, use the command ‘slmgr /ipk W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX.’

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  • To configure a KMS server, enter the following Command:
slmgr /skms yourserver 

Note that when entering the Command, you should replace “yourserver” with either “kms.msguides.com” or “kms8.msguides.com”.

  • Finally, type the below Command and press Enter.
slmgr /ato
check and activate Windows 11

You have successfully activated your copy of Windows 11, and now you can enjoy all the full features of Windows 11. If you think this method is lengthy or you can’t get this method, then check the other methods below.

2. BY USING THE BATCH FILE METHOD

Disclaimer: It is important to note that while we have confirmed the effectiveness of the batch script, Microsoft does not recommend using batch scripts to activate Windows 11. Therefore, it is up to your discretion whether to proceed with this activation method.

1: To create a new text document, right-click on the Desktop, hover over the “New” option, and select “Text Document.”

check and activate Windows 11

2: Name the File and press Enter.

Example: Name the file’ Windows 11 Activator.’

3:You can either copy and paste the script below into the text document.

@echo off

title Activate Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 for FREE!&cls&echo =====================================&echo #Copyright: MSGuides.com&echo =====================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo - Windows 7 Professional&echo - Windows 7 Professional N&echo - Windows 7 Professional E&echo - Windows 7 Enterprise&echo - Windows 7 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 7 Enterprise E&echo - Windows 8 Core&echo - Windows 8 Core Single Language&echo - Windows 8 Professional&echo - Windows 8 Professional N&echo - Windows 8 Professional WMC&echo - Windows 8 Enterprise&echo - Windows 8 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 8.1 Core&echo - Windows 8.1 Core N&echo - Windows 8.1 Core Single Language&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional N&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional WMC&echo - Windows 8.1 Enterprise&echo - Windows 8.1 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 10 Home&echo - Windows 10 Home N&echo - Windows 10 Home Single Language&echo - Windows 10 Home Country Specific&echo - Windows 10 Professional&echo - Windows 10 Professional N&echo - Windows 10 Education N&echo - Windows 10 Education N&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB N&echo.&echo.&echo ====================================&echo Activating your Windows... & cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk MRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk W82YF-2Q76Y-63HXB-FGJG9-GF7QX >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk YDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk C29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 2WN2H-YGCQR-KFX6K-CD6TF-84YXQ >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk GNBB8-YVD74-QJHX6-27H4K-8QHDG >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk JMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQT >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk M9Q9P-WNJJT-6PXPY-DWX8H-6XWKK >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 7B9N3-D94CG-YTVHR-QBPX3-RJP64 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk BB6NG-PQ82V-VRDPW-8XVD2-V8P66 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 789NJ-TQK6T-6XTH8-J39CJ-J8D3P >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 3KHY7-WNT83-DGQKR-F7HPR-844BM >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk PVMJN-6DFY6-9CCP6-7BKTT-D3WVR >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9 >nul

echo ------------------------------------&echo.&echo.&set i=1

:server

if %i%==1 set KMS_Sev=kms7.MSGuides.com

if %i%==2 set KMS_Sev=kms8.MSGuides.com

if %i%==3 set KMS_Sev=kms9.MSGuides.com

if %i%==4 goto notsupported

cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /skms %KMS_Sev% >nul

cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ato | find /i "successfully" && (echo.& echo ====================================== & echo. & choice /n /c YN /m "Would you like to visit my blog [Y,N]?" & if errorlevel 2 exit) || (echo The connection to the server failed! Trying to connect to another one... & echo Please wait... & echo. & echo. & set /a i+=1 & goto server)

explorer "http://MSGuides.com"&goto halt

:notsupported

echo ======================================&echo.&echo Sorry! Your version is not supported.

:halt

pause >nul

4: Go to File and select Save As from the drop-down menu.

check and activate Windows 11

5: Save the text document as a .bat file and name it “Windows11activator.bat”.

6: Right-click the file and choose ‘Run as administrator.’

check and activate Windows 11

7: You will get a prompt saying Windows has detected a threat. Click on it.

You need to open the Windows Defender settings.

8: To allow a detected threat on your device, navigate to “Virus & threat protection” and select “Current threats.” From there, choose “Allow on device” and click “Start actions.”

check and activate Windows 11

Once done, close the Window.

9: After completing the previous step, return to the saved file, right-click on it, and select “Run as administrator.”

A command prompt window will appear after running the file as administrator, and the activation process will commence. Once the activation is complete, a prompt will appear indicating “Product activated successfully.” At this point, you may close the Window. To confirm whether the activation was successful, refer to the instructions in the following section.

Using the above methods, you can check and activate Windows 11 if you haven’t already activated it.

If you can’t do that, you will have to update your activated windows 10 to 11, which will be already activated upon system update.

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