I've been browsing the KMS Tools subforum for awhile now, trying to figure out a clear tool and straightforward process for activating a Windows 10/8.1 installation. Nothing is clear at all. I'm not exactly a tech genius but I consider myself above average. But none of this makes any sense. So there are multiple tools for doing the same thing. Why? And on some they say you need extra components, like something called WinDivert or a TAP driver? I don't know what either of those are. Also, you need to have the VL edition of the software from the start? But... with a certain piece of software you can convert Office Retail to a VL edition... And with some software you need to input an IP address for the KMS server? What Ip address? Does it matter? Nothing is explained in any detail and this makes me too anxious to even attempt to use the software. I'd like it if there was a straightforward yet detailed guide on how to activate Windows 10/8.1 using one of the KMS tools available.