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Introduction

In this article, we will learn how to check your Windows activation status on Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.

What is the Windows Activation Status?

Windows activation status shows you the activation status of your operating system, whether it is activated or not, and it also shows what kind of license the operating system is using. We should always use the genuine copy of Windows and not the pirated one.

Types of Activation Methods

There are two types of activation methods: Digital License and Product Key.

Digital License: Microsoft introduced the digital license while upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.1 to the latest version of Windows 10 or Windows 11. Your digital license is associated with your computer hardware and linked to your Microsoft account. By using this method, you do not need to enter the product key.

Product Key: The product key will be in 25-digit alpha numerical format, something like this (A1AAA-1AAA1-AAA11-AAA1A-AA1AA). During the Windows installation process, it will ask you to enter the product key, or you can skip the activation during installation and later on, after the installation, you can activate the operating system.

How to check the activation status of Windows 10

Follow the below steps to check the activation status of Windows 10.

1. Click Start menu.

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2. Click Settings.

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3. Select Update & Security.

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4. Select Activation. You will see the activation status. For example, “Windows is activated with a digital license.”

How to Check the Windows Activation Status

How to check the activation status of Windows 11

Follow the below steps to check the activation status of Windows 11.

1. Click Start > Settings > System > Scroll down and click Activation > Activation Status, or type activation into the search bar and click Activation Settings.

How to Check the Windows Activation Status

2. Go to System > Activation state. You will see the activation status. For example, “Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account.”

How to Check the Windows Activation Status

How to check the activation status by using commands in Windows 10 and 11

The Software Licensing Management Tools, or SLMR, help you manage your product keys and activations by using command lines.

The following commands will work on both the Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.

From Command Prompt

Open the Command Prompt and type slgmr/xpr. You will get a pop-up window stating, “The machine is permanently activated.

How to Check the Windows Activation Status

From Run Command

From the keyboard, press Win+r , type slmgr.vbs-xpr and then press enter.

You will get the pop-up message “The machine is permanently activated“.

How to Check the Windows Activation Status

Follow our article below if you want to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free.

https://easytechhub.com/upgrade-from-windows-7-to-windows-10/

Conclusion

Windows activation status shows you the activation status of your operating system, whether it is activated or not. In this blog post, we learned how to check the activation status of Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.

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By Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan works as a system administrator with more than 12 years of experience in information technology. He would like to share the knowledge with others that he has gained during his working experience.

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