After the several leaks of Windows 11 before the actual event on 24th June 2021, many users are searching for how to activate Windows 11? Many Windows 11 ISO files are available on the internet but those do not come with the activation. So What are Windows 11 Product Keys? and How to apply them to get a free upgrade?
Well, as of now no need to activate Windows 11 by entering the product key rather get a free upgrade from Windows 10. It’s the best way to get all the Windows 11 features for free.
Experience the latest Windows 11 on your PC with a new Start Menu, Taskbar, Control Center, Microsoft Store, Android Apps, and Settings. Well, Microsoft has already announced the End of Support for Windows 10 until 2025 and it has quite of time to expire. You can keep enjoying Windows 10 for a long else move to Windows 11 to stay on the latest version.
Activate Windows 11 Product Key by Upgrading
Microsoft announced the free upgrade to Windows 11 for Windows 10 users. So first of all we will so you how to install the Windows 10 Pro or Home then Activate Windows 11 Product Key by the free upgrade. If Windows 10 is already installed and activated on your device then move to the upgrade method.
Microsoft has kept it for free to download and install Windows 10 on PC. Either download the Windows 10 ISO file and make its bootable file or directly make the bootable USB using the Windows media creation tool.
Go to the Media Creation Tool page and download tool now. Double click on the downloaded EXE file to launch the Windows 10 setup. Tap on Create installation media for another PC and proceed to the Next step. Select the Windows 10 Pro for a 64-bit device. Plugin the USB drive and select Flash USB Drive. It will start downloading and creating the bootable USB, Finish once the USB drive is ready.
Now plug in the USB drive to your PC and launch its boot menu and select the plugged-in Windows 10 USB drive. Follow all on-screen instructions to install Windows 10 Pro on your PC.
Activate Windows 10 Pro
You also need to activate Windows 10 before upgrading to Windows 11. There are lots of free methods available on the internet to activate Windows 10. We will recommend entering its Product key by going into Settings > Update and security > Activate Windows 10. Enter the Windows 10 Product Key to Activate the Windows 10.
You can see its status on the same Activate Windows 10 page or by checking out properties of This PC.
Upgrade to Windows 11
Once you have activated Windows 10 then your PC is ready to upgrade to Windows 11 but it must meet a few requirements. Your PC must have at least 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of free storage. Enable other requirements by following our guides.
Once your PC meets these requirements head to the Settings > Update > Windows Insider Program to Get Started. Login with your account to choose the Dev Channel. Restart your PC to fetch the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview update.
Go to the Settings App and Check for updates to start downloading the Windows 11 update. It will take half an hour to download and install on your device.
Once the Installation is ready you have to Restart your PC to begin the actual installation. Again it will take an hour to install the Windows 11 updates then take you to the lock screen.
Enter your pin or password and congrats you have successfully activated Windows 11. Tap on the Windows Start button, launch the Settings and scroll down to the Activation settings.
Check your Windows 11 Product Key and its Activation State.
Windows 11 Product Key
First, check out the activation status of the Windows 11 Product Key by going into Settings > Activation. The Activation state will show as Active or Not Activated.
If it’s already active then make sure your Microsoft Account is also linked to your Windows 11 license. There will be a link to Microsoft Account or go to Accounts and add Administrators’ Microsoft Account.
Windows 11 can be activated with the 25 characters long Product Key or the digital license. Digital license works on the linked Microsoft Account and Activation key can be bought from the Microsoft, Microsoft Store, or the Authorize retailers.