How do I activate Windows 10?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by RememberTomorrow, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. RememberTomorrow

    RememberTomorrow MDL Novice

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    I got Windows 10 for free from here: microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

    How do I remove the watermark and activate Windows 10?
     
  2. shrinivas

    shrinivas MDL Junior Member

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    How about buying a license ?
    Or you could have microsoft account and be an insider
     
  3. RememberTomorrow

    RememberTomorrow MDL Novice

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    Trying to activate it for free, without buying a license. Is the Insider program a viable option?
     
  4. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    do u have a windows 7 or 8.1 Pro product key? if not u have to try via KMS and see if that works.
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Insider account doesn't activate windows anymore, MSDM, key, HWID or KMS is needed to activate 10.
     
  6. RememberTomorrow

    RememberTomorrow MDL Novice

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    Where can I get a Windows 10 key for cheap then?
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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  8. shrinivas

    shrinivas MDL Junior Member

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  9. Nongshim

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    Just use MSToolkit to activate. :)
     
  10. RememberTomorrow

    RememberTomorrow MDL Novice

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    Should I get MSToolkit from here? forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/microsoft-toolkit-official-kms-solution-for-microsoft-products.28669/
     
  11. Saurav

    Saurav MDL Senior Member

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    yes, that's the one.
     
  12. RememberTomorrow

    RememberTomorrow MDL Novice

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    Am I able to update Windows 10 after using the MSToolkit? OR should I not update?
     
  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The last time an activation made it impossible for windows to update is over 4-5 years ago, KMS and DAZ Loader Activations don't corrupt any systemfiles and activate the installs as genuine as can be.
     
  14. RememberTomorrow

    RememberTomorrow MDL Novice

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    @Enthousiast Thanks man, for that information. Which do you recommend using for Windows 10? KMS or DAZ Loader, and why?
     
  15. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You must be new to the game? DAZ Loader doesn't work on 10. Read the information at the appropriate threads :)


    What DAZ Loader can do for you is getting you a free HWID for 10 Home and/or Pro, by either upgrading from a 7SP install, activated by the loader or going the gatherosstate.exe route, skipping the upgrade altogether.
     
  16. RememberTomorrow

    RememberTomorrow MDL Novice

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    Oh so if I have a machine with Win7 64-bit loaded on it and if I used DAZ Loader for activation, I can upgrade to Windows 10 and still have DAZ Loader's activation present?
     
  17. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    No, after succesfully upgrading you will have a Free HWID/Digital License for 10.
     
  18. RememberTomorrow

    RememberTomorrow MDL Novice

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    #18 RememberTomorrow, Jul 14, 2017
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    Can you be more clear? You said DAZ Loader doesn't work on Windows 10, so how do you get the free license?
     
  19. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Probably is, the url is already misleading enough, normally the website software renames scam links automatically
     
  20. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    You activate Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate with Windows Loader and then you upgrade to Windows 10. When you do that you'll be given a permanent digital license.

    If you were to change your motherboard you'll lose your digital license because it's tied to your hardware.
     
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