Check if Windows 10 is activated

Check if Windows 10 is activated

windows 10 is activated

When Windows 10 is activated. The messages Activate Windows – Switches to Settings to activate Windows displayed in the lower right corner of the screen. However, this message turned off in the operating system notification settings.

If the message Activate windows does not appear but we have doubts about activation, we can check whether Windows 10 is activated using different methods.

How to check if Windows 10 is activated or not?

In Microsoft operating systems there are several tools that allow you to view the activation status of Windows 10. Let’s see what they are.

1st Method | Use the Settings window

We press on the computer keyboard the Windows keys (it is the key with the Windows logo) and I simultaneously.
The Windows Settings window will open.
Click on Update and Security.
In the left menu, we click Activation.
The activation status of Windows 10 displayed next to Activation.
Let’s see what are the messages that you can view.

Windows is activated

If this message appears, Windows 10 is activated with a local account or with an unlinked Microsoft account.

Windows is activated with a digital license

If this message appears Windows 10 is activated with a local account or with a Microsoft account not connected to the digital license.

Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account

If this message appears Windows 10 is activated with a Microsoft account connected to the digital license.

Windows 10 is not activated

  • If this message appears, Windows 10 is not activated.
  • In this case an error code will be displayed with the description of the problem and the procedure to follow to try to correct it.

The activation servers cannot be contacted

If we see this message, it means that the system has not yet been able to connect to the Microsoft license servers to activate. This message is displayed if there is no Internet connection. To check if Windows 10 is activated we connect the PC to the Internet.

2nd Method | Use the Control Panel

  • We press on the computer keyboard the Windows keys   (it is the key with the Windows logo) and   simultaneously.
  • The Run window will open.
  • In the Open box:  type  control
  • Click  OK.
  • The  Windows Control Panel will open.
  • In the search box of the Control Panel (top right), we type system.
  • In the list of results obtained, click on  System.
  • The System window will open.
  • In the section Activating Windows, we will see Windows is activated or Windows 10 is not activated.

If we see Connect to the Internet to activate Windows, it means that the system has not yet been able to connect to the Microsoft license servers to activate. To check if Windows 10 activated we connect the PC to the Internet.

3rd Method | Use the Windows Software Licensing Management Tool

Windows 10 has a tool that allows you to examine the licensing status of your PC.

This tool called the Windows Software Licensing Management Tool and run window or from the command line. Although it mainly used for activities relating to the automatic administration of licenses in the corporate environment. It used by the user to check if Windows 10 activated.

Let’s see how it works.

  • We press on the computer keyboard the Windows keys   (it is the key with the Windows logo) and  R  simultaneously.
  • The Run window will open.
  • In the Open box  :  we type slmgr.vbs / dli
  • We press the Enter key on the computer keyboard.

After a few moments, the Windows Script Host window will open with the license information for the installed edition of Windows.
If in License status: we see the licensed item, it means that Windows activated.
If in License status: we see the notification item, it means that Windows 10 is not activated.
After viewing the information, we close the window by clicking OK.

Sarah Johnson is an MS Office expert and I am working in the technology industry for the last 5 years. As a technical expert, I wrote technical blogs, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as www.office.com/setup

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