How to Activate a Copy of Windows 11 for Free?

If you are a Windows user who has an older version of Windows installed on the computer but wants to upgrade to Windows 11, you can install Windows 11 OS on your computer without entering a product key if you have already installed a leaked build of it or downloaded the official version from the Microsoft website. The copy of Windows 11 must, however, be activated afterwards. Since Microsoft provides a free upgrade from Windows 10 to 11, if you were using a valid copy of Windows 10, you may use the same product key to activate Windows 11.

You cannot customize Windows 11 by changing the wallpaper or theme without first activating your copy of the operating system. However, these features will only be available to non- activated users. An active internet connection is necessary in order to activate your copy of Windows 11. In this risewindows article we are going to talk about how you can Activate a Copy of Windows 11 for Free. Keep reading for the detailed instructions.

How to Activate a Copy of Windows 11 for Free?

Step 1: Get a fresh copy of Windows 11 and install it on your computer.

Step 2: After logging in to your computer, press Windows + I to launch the Settings app.

Step 3: Select the System category from the left side pane of the Settings app, and then click on the Activation tab to the right of it.

Step 4: If your Windows is activated (if you have updated from Windows 10 to Windows 11), you will see Active next to Activation state on the subsequent window that appears. Click on the Change button if the Windows 11 OS is not currently running.

Step 5: A pop-up window for entering the product key will appear. Type your Windows 10 key here. You may also use this if you have a Windows 11 Product key that you purchased separately.

Step 6: Press the Next button after you have input the correct 25-digit product key. Now that the Microsoft activation server has verified your entered key, Windows 11 will be permanently activated.

Upon successful activation, you ought to see a message that says “Your copy of Windows is successfully activated.” You can now use Windows 11’s full feature set on your computer.

How to Quickly Check Activation of Windows 11/10?

Use the following steps to quickly check the activation status of Windows 11:-

Step 1: Open Command Prompt on your computer.

Step 2: Type the following into the prompt and press the Enter key:-


If Windows 11/10 is permanently activated or if the activation period is about to expire, a pop-up window will appear and display the information.

That is it.

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