[Solved] How to activate Windows 10?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Jay_A, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Jay_A

    Jay_A MDL Novice

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    Hey guys I'm new to both activating stuff (hahaha xD) and the forums. I'm just really pissed with the watermark that shows up with the trial version. How do you activate windows 10? thnx guys
     
  2. Enthousiast

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  3. Jay_A

    Jay_A MDL Novice

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  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The staff will probably move your thread to the proper place :)
     
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    Jay_A MDL Novice

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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    First of all: WHAT Version of Windows 10 you use? If you use a Retail Version you need to have Product Key, for a VL (Volume License) you'll need to use the KMS Solution and so on!
     
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  7. Mr.X

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    For a retail version you can always use a KMS activator too!
     
  8. Jay_A

    Jay_A MDL Novice

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    Well I figured it out by myself :) Turns out there's some instructions with how to use the activator and it's AMAZING glad I joined this forum thnx guys!!
     
  9. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    You just forget to mention that in using those way the version change from Retail to VL!
     
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  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The proper coded KMS tools insert the gVLK by themselves when ran on OEMRET installs.

    So, it doesn't matter if the install was OEMRET or VL originally, the KMS tool works on all.
     
  11. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #12 Mr.X, Jul 28, 2018
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    So no "version" is changed at all...

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    Btw @pisthai is not VERSION what you mean to say but CHANNEL or LICENSING types.
    I prefer "channel" for this matter.
     
  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    AFAIK: Retail and OEM-Retail are different in several meanings! Or am I wrong?

    KMS (Key Management Service) is used to activate VL (Volume License) Versions by whom who has got the authorization from Microsoft to do so, using a special VL-ProductKey. In legal means, the use of KMS is not allowed for a Private Single Activation, it is for Organizations and Corporate Customers.

    @Enthousiast & MrX:
    Also, Version is widely used to 'specify' all different kind of (in this case) Windows 10 Versions, and even you sooooo educated guys used that as classification etc. in this forum! Beside of that, a simple fact is, if someone, who didn't own a License from Microsoft with the required special Product key and use even 'proper coded KMS tools', like the MKT and so on, is using a KMS activated version of Windows etc. illegally. And that is a criminal delict!
    Or would you tell that I'm wrong with that assumption?
     
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