Windows 11 would be a free upgrade for those using Windows 10 on their computer that meets the minimum hardware requirements. Microsoft launched Windows 11 on 04 Oct 21. With this upgrade, Microsoft imposed some restrictions on installing Windows 11. You can not install Windows 11 on your computer if your computer or laptop does not meet the minimum recommended hardware by Microsoft. But, there is some workaround, and you can still install Windows 11 on an unsupported computer by bypassing TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot.
You might want to check if your Windows 11 copy is activated after upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11 or installing a new Windows 11 after formatting your computer.
Windows 11 gets activated automatically after upgrading from Windows 10; If your product key is planted on BIOS/UEFI, you might still be interested in checking the activation status to ensure no issue. We recommend retrieving the product key from the Windows registry and keeping a backup of it on an external drive or USB flash drive before formatting or upgrading your computer. You can use the same product key to activate your copy of Windows 11 if something goes wrong during upgrading or installing Windows 11.
You can proceed further to install Windows 11 if your Windows 10 computer. You can check the activation status by navigating the Settings> System > Activation page once Windows 11 is installed on your computer. You can follow the guidelines mentioned below:
How to Know Windows 11 Activation Status from the Settings app?
Follow the below-given steps to view the activation status of Windows 11:
Step 1. Log in to your computer using an administrator or standard user account.
Step 2. After that, open the Settings app by pressing the
Step 3. Now, Select the
Step 4. When the Activation settings page appears on your computer, you will see Active beside the “Activation state” option if your Windows 11 is pre-activated. If your Windows 11 copy is not active, then click on the
Step 5. Now, enter the product key in the pop-up window. You can use here Windows 10 product key that you have already backed up or purchase Windows 11 Product key separately.
Step 6. Now, click on the
Note: Please ensure that you have an active internet connection to validate the Microsoft activation server’s product key. If everything goes fine, Windows 11 will be activated permanently.
How to Check Windows 11 Activation Status through Command Prompt?
You can also check the activation status of Windows 11. Follow the below-given steps to do so:
Step 1. Now, open Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
Step 2. Then, type the following command line and press the
You will see the status in the pop-up window if your Windows 11 is activated.