Microsoft allows anyone to download Windows 10 for free and install it without a product key. This does not mean that Windows 10 is free of charge, and does not imply that you do not need to activate Windows 10. After the free trial is end, you must pay for the fee upgrade to Windows 10 license copy.
Whether you plan to install Windows 10, or if you plan to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 on your old computer, or if you plan to create one or more virtual machines, you don’t actually have to pay a penny.
How to download, install/reinstall and activate Windows 10?
First, you need to download the Windows 10 installation image ISO file. The easiest way to do this is to download it directly from Microsoft official site, you don’t even need a product key, just use a Microsoft account to download the copy of Windows 10.
By running the Windows 10 media create tool, you will create a USB drive to install Windows 10. If you do not have this tool, please visit the Windows ISO download page to download the ISO directly.
Just as usual, install Windows 10 as prompted. A window pops up asking you to enter the product key so that you can Activate Windows. To skip this step, you can simply click the “I don’t have a product key” link at the bottom of the window to continue the installation process.
If you want to activate Windows 10 after installation, you’ll be able to install either “Windows 10 Home” or “Windows 10 Pro” .
Open the Settings app and head to Update & Security > Activation. You’ll see a “Go to Store” button that will take you to the Windows Store if Windows 10 isn’t licensed. In the Store, you can purchase an official Windows license that will activate your PC.
Can I use Windows 10 without activating it ?
No, never use Windows that is not activated!
If you skip the Enter product key step when you install Windows 10, your system will not actually be activated. However, there are not too many restrictions in the Trial version of Windows 10. During this time, Windows will only often prompt you to activate. For example, you’ll notice a watermark in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
Cannot Change Wallpaper
You’ll see a “You need to activate Windows before you can personalize your PC” message at the top of this window, if you want to change your desktop wallpaper from the Personalization > Background screen in the Settings page.
Pirated Windows 10 is Risky (Not activated)
- Performance may suffer
- Risk from security attacks
- Can’t use all apps and services
- Wrap up
Can we upgrade from Windows 7 to 10?
From a Windows 7 or 8.1 device, go to the webpage entitled “Windows 10 free upgrade for customers who use assistive technologies.” Click on the Upgrade now button. Run the executable file to install the upgrade. So the upgrade could be accessible to any Windows 7 or 8.1 user who still wants to get Windows 10 for free.
You can now pay to upgrade to genuine Windows 10 from a “non-genuine” Copy. Open Settings application and go to Update & Security > Activation. Activation requires a valid product key, and there are two ways to get it.
- The first way is Buy & Download Windows 10 from Microsoft store, the price is more expensive (The Home version of Windows 10 costs $119.99, while the Pro version costs $199.99).
- The second method is to buy a cheap product key only from Key1024.com, the price is very cheap.
What you purchase is not a physical license, it’s only a product key. With the key you can immediately make your current Windows 10 installation to become activated.
Windows 10 Full Version Activation Keys/ Serial Number
Windows 10/10.1 version 1803 is most popular operating system to use it. You can Download new retail copies of Windows 10 Full Version 32-bit/64-bit and activation with our free Product Keys. Type the 25-digit product key for the edition of Windows 10 you want. The license keys working for Windows 10 Home (Single Language), Pro N, Enterprise (CN), and Education editions.
|Windows 10 Editions||Product Keys|
|Windows 10 Home||DP6AU-3ZVFY-0O7XK-Z5WCD-D799H |
|Windows 10 Home Single Language||8MBG3-0KEQN-YKM2D-27G9W-NP9TB |
|Windows 10 Home Country Specific (CN)||G1O0G-KTRWX-8NHZ5-H0R47-JEM59 |
|Windows 10 Home N||U1YZ3-NSRS3-I5NGP-YTFDE-Y99H9 |
|Windows 10 Pro||F94M9-WV6RS-ZI5KE-9YBP1-QNWES |
|Windows 10 Pro N||1WTUP-TR530-1HYZM-8F736-2IF9H |
|Windows 10 Enterprise||O0I06-OK1K6-RIIH4-0BOU8-XFPWR |
|Windows 10 Enterprise N||PCAYS-OW751-71S51-KVIDJ-IB4NA |
|Windows 10 Enterprise S||LWBOC-SFNEM-PXVP4-X3L0C-R329L |
|Windows 10 Education||UWZPX-E4FUA-KYT94-XDXN8-5ZZGQ |
|Windows 10 Education N||ROCR9-3X9MW-OEZCM-JU16Q-FHHQ1 |
|Windows 10 Enterprise 2018 LTSB||JZQ9X-HQPV7-D7JJU-ND4T3-U4GTI |
|Windows 10 Enterprise 2018 LTSB N||GTGO2-0RQMR-VU891-VE9UT-JWB1X |