How to Check if your Windows 10 is Activated?


Being a Windows user, you need to keep your Windows activated. Without activating your Windows OS, you won’t be able to avail the full functions of it and personalize your computer.

Usually, when you install or upgrade to Windows 10, it automatically updates if you have the product key embedded on BIOS/UEFI. However, it recommends for you check the activation status to be sure. It also suggests that you retrieve the product key from the  Windows registry and keep a backup of it on an external drive or USB drive. This product key will help you to activate Windows 10 in case something goes wrong with the installation process.

This risewindows article will help you learn ways that you can use to find the activation status of your Windows 10.

How to Know if Windows 10 is activated using the Settings app?

Use the following steps to check whether your installed Windows 10 activates or not in the Settings app:-

Step 1: Go to the Settings app.

Step 2: Click on Update & securityon the Settings panel.

Step 3: You will find the Activation in the left sidebar. Double-click on it to open. Once you do that, you can see the Windows Edition and the activation status on the right sidebar.

How to Check if Windows 10 is activated using Control Panel?

You can also view the activation status with the help of the Control Panel. Use the following steps to do that:-

Step 1: First, open Control Panel.

Step 2: Then, in the Category, set “View by” and open the System and Security category.

Step 3: Find System on the right sidebar.

Step 4: After you have completed the above steps, you will see the About settings page on your screen. You can find the activation status of your Windows there.

How to View if Windows 10 is Activated using Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell?

Now that you have seen the above methods, you can check out another technique using the Command Prompt and Windows PowerShell. You will have to use the same command in both cases, following these steps:-

Step 1: To begin, Open an administrative Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell on your computer.

Step 2: Next, type the following command and hit Enter:-

slmgr /xpr

After completing the above steps, you will see a pop-up window on your screen containing the activation status on your Windows 10.

That is it.

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Also, read How to Know If your Windows 11 is Activated?

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