How to Activate Windows 10 Online and Offline

How to activate Windows 10 so that the results are permanent? It turns out that Windows 10 has been installed or installed and must also be activated. Indeed, the device can still be used even though it is not optimal without activation. But it would be nice if every device installed in Windows 10 must be activated.

Although the way to activate is classified as requiring an expensive license, you can still get around it both online and offline.

Windows 10 Genuine VS Pirated

Windows 10 Genuine Vs Pirated

Windows is one of the largest operating system providers in the world and is widely used by various levels of society.

You need to know that there is no term for pirated Windows 10. This is because Microsoft has released Windows 10 software officially and for free.

What sets it apart is the Windows license or activation. To maximize the use of Windows 10, you need to activate it by buying a genuine license.

Microsoft License Type

Microsoft Windows 10 License Type

In general, there are 3 types of licenses used in the Windows operating system, namely:

1. OEM/Original Equipment Manufacturer License

If you buy a PC or laptop at a computer store, it is usually already installed with the Windows operating system and is ready to use. It was genuine Windows that the device maker had worked with Microsoft.

This OEM license has been embedded in hardware, so the license is specific to devices with that series. Another feature is that there is a sticker with the Windows logo on the bottom of the laptop.

2. Retail License/Full Packaged Product

You can usually get this retail license at the official Microsoft store or Microsoft partner store. If you buy this license, you will get a Box, Manual Book, DVD Installer, and a product key for activation. This type of license can be installed multiple times but only for the same device. If you want to use it on another device then you will have to reinstall Windows on the old device.

The retail license price is quite expensive, which is IDR 2,599,999.00 for Windows 10 Home, IDR 3,799,999.00 for Windows 10 Pro and IDR 5,699,999.99 for Windows 10 Pro for Workstation.

3. Volume License

Volume licenses are usually used by companies, universities, businesses and other agencies that have a large number of devices. What counts is not the number of devices but the number of employees who will receive a license. The product key or license obtained can be used for all devices at the same time.

The interesting thing is that you can apply for a license if the license quota is full. Users of this license usually have entered into a partnership with Microsoft. Even volume license users can access various types of Microsoft products for free for programming, gaming, business and others.

Why Windows Must Be Activated?

But what happens if this system is not activated? Of course, there are many shortcomings that you will find when using your device, such as:

1. Activation notification appears

The notification is in the form of a watermark that will appear on the lower right side of the screen. What is very annoying is that the notification can not disappear.

Usually, these notifications will start appearing 30 days after Windows 10 is not activated.

2. Unable to perform the personalization function

This function includes several things, namely the background and colour mode. Of course, you will not be able to change the theme that will enhance the appearance.

3. Windows update not working

Your operating system will not get updates from Microsoft. If you can’t receive the update then there are some features that can’t work properly.

4. Device cannot be used

If Windows is not activated then your device will not be able to enter the Windows system itself. Then you will not be able to operate the device to do anything.

5. Auto repair command

You will be directed to request a repair automatically by the Windows system. This means that one of the system files is missing or damaged.

Windows 10 Activation Benefits

Windows 10 Activation Benefits

There are so many benefits that you get when you activate Windows 10 or original Windows.

1. Easy permanent activation process

The activation process is very easy just by entering the serial number that is on the license, both OEM, Retail and Volume.

2. Powered by Microsoft

If there are problems with both the operating system and applications, you can file a complaint with Microsoft.

3. No problem in Windows update

Windows 10 will frequently update the system. If you have activated Windows then you will always be connected to Windows Update.

4. More safe and comfortable

The files on Windows are safer from viruses or malware.

How to Activate Windows 10 Online

Activate Windows 10 Online

How to activate Windows 10 online is the official method provided by Microsoft. Where you will get a product key consisting of a 25-digit number combination.

1. Product Key

If you buy an official Microsoft Windows 10 Pro product, you will get an Original DVD containing a license or product key.

But if you buy online then usually you will get the license via email.

You can use the following method on Windows 10 Pro 32 bit or 64 bit.

  • Connect your laptop or computer to the internet.
  • Then click Start and select the Settings
  • In this menu select Update & Security and look for the Activation
  • Then you will be taken to an activation page that contains the current version of Windows.
  • Then at the bottom look for the Change Product Key
  • Then copy and paste the license or product key that you bought earlier into the Product Key field.
  • Continue by clicking Next and start the activation process by clicking
  • Wait a few moments for the validation process.
  • If the validation process is successful, there will be a notification Windows is activated.
  • You can close the activation process by clicking
  • The Windows 10 activation process is permanently finished.

How to Activate Windows 10 Offline

Activate Windows 10 Offline

Genuine Windows 10 licenses are more expensive for some people. But is there another way to activate it without expensive fees?

Of course, you can, by using Windows Activator. However, activation with an activator or offline method is a little more complicated than the online or official method.

1. KMSPico

The KMS product that is often used to activate Windows is KMSPico because it is easier and more practical.

The size of this application is relatively small and can be run automatically. This activator is also considered very suitable for novice users.

  • Download the KMSPico app first.
  • Then turn off the internet connection and antivirus.
  • Enter the KMSPico application then open the KMSPico Portable folder and right-click the KMSELDI application and select the Run as administrator
  • Wait for the app to open and click the red button.
  • Wait a few moments until the activation process is complete and the application automatically closes.
  • To check whether the activation process was successful, check directly on the system by going to File Explorer then right-clicking on the This PC option and then selecting the Properties
  • If successful then there will be a notification Windows is activated.

2. KMS Auto Lite

KMS Auto Lite is a product made by KMS. To activate it, you only need a flash drive.

Besides being used to activate Windows 10, of course, this activator can be used to activate Windows with other series.

  • Download the KMS Auto Lite app.
  • Then turn off your laptop or PC internet connection first.
  • For WiFi, you can disconnect it first or if it’s with LAN, you can disable the interface
  • Then deactivate Windows Defender Security and anti-virus first.
  • By clicking on Windows Defender which is located on the right side of the taskbar.
  • Select the Virus & threat protection menu and look for the Virus & threat protection settings
  • Pay attention to the Real-time protection menu whether it is on or off.
  • Turn it
  • Then a notification will appear to make changes to the device then click
  • Then Windows Defender Security is not active.
  • The next process is entered in the KMS Auto Lite application.
  • For Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit then use KMSAuto x64, if you use Windows 10 Pro 32 bit then use
  • The activation method is almost the same, only the application is different.
  • Right-click on the KMSAuto x64 application then select Run as administrator.
  • After the application is open then select Install Keys and click Windows GVLK.
  • Then a question will appear about Installing Keys then select
  • KMSAuto Lite will automatically search for a matching key and immediately install it on the running Windows operation.
  • If the product key is installed successfully, there will be a Product Key Installation Successful
  • If the activation process is complete then you can restart or reload Windows.
  • The activation process is complete.

3. KMSautoNet

KMSAuto Net is a KMS activator with the highest success rate among other KMS.

Besides being used for Windows activation starting from series 7 to 10, this activator can be used for Office activation.

  • First, download the KMSAuto Net application then extract it.
  • Just like the tutorial above, turn off Windows Defender Security first.
  • Then run the KMSAuto Net application by right-clicking and selecting Run As Administrator until the application opens and select
  • Then select Activate Windows and wait until the Forced GVLK Installation screen appears then click
  • Select the yes option on the Task Scheduler notification.
  • If the activation process is complete there will be a notification.

4. AAct Portable App

AAct is a Windows activator application. Although not as popular as KMS, AAct also has a high activation success rate.

The file size is small and easy to use.

  • Look for the AAct Portable file then extract it first.
  • After that open the AAct folder for the 32-bit version and AAct_x64 for the 64-bit version.
  • After that click the Run as Administrator option and click
  • Wait for the application to open and select Windows Activation.
  • Wait again until the activation process is complete until the Activation Complete notification appears.

How to Disable Activation Request

Disable Windows 10 Activation Request

To remove the activation request notification and the temporary Windows activation watermark, you can do the following:

1. Program Services

  • Open the start menu or click the Windows logo then in the search field enter the word
  • Then click the services menu and the Program Services window will open.
  • Scroll down and look for the Software Protection menu then click
  • Then select the Stop button to stop the Software Protection service.
  • Next select

2. Registry Editor Program

  • Open the Start menu then look for the Regedit menu and click on the icon.
  • Click the Yes option and wait for the Registry Editor page to open.
  • In the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder select the System subfolder and look for the subfolder titled
  • Locate the subfile with the name sppsvc and click the Start
  • Right-click select Edit select
  • Enter the number 4 in the Value data column and fill in the Base column with Hexadecimal then click

3. Windows

  • After opening the Windows icon look for the Settings menu then click Update & Security.
  • Select the Activation menu then activate the copy of Windows that is being used,
  • Click Troubleshoot to enter your Microsoft account email address and password.
  • Then click Activate Windows and select
  • Or you can click Go to Store and click
  • Restart the device by

Causes of Windows 10 Activation Failed

Windows 10 Activation Failed

Here are the reasons why Windows 10 activation failed:

  • Internet connection is slow and unstable
  • Windows activation server is busy
  • Antivirus suite and Firewall block system activation
  • Windows 10 upgraded from pirated versions of Windows 7 or 8.
  • The device being activated is behind a proxy server.

How to Overcome Windows 10 Activation Failed

Activation Failed

Sometimes the activation process fails by not being able to reach the server. The following methods can be used:

1. Reinstall

  • Press Windows key + R together to open Run Window.
  • Type control update in the Open field.
  • Then on Windows Update click Check for updates and wait for the utility to check the system.
  • Restart the device if there is a reload request.
  • Return to the desktop if the problem is resolved.

2. Default Product Key

  • Simultaneously press Windows key + R and enter the word Slui and click
  • Then click the change product button and enter the generic key that corresponds to your Windows.
  • Windows 10 Home Edition: YTMG3 – N6DKC – DKB77 – 7M9GH – 8HVX7
  • Windows 10 Home Edition Single Language: BT79Q – G7N6G – PGBYW – 4YWX6 – 6F4BT
  • Windows 10 Pro Edition: VK7JG – NPHTM – C97JM – 9MPGT – 3V66T
  • Windows 10 Home N Edition: 4CPRK – NM3K3 – X6XXQ – RXX86 – WXCHW
  • Windows 10 Pro N Edition: 2B87N – 8KFHP – DKV6R – Y2C8J – CCP
  • Next select next and wait until the activation window closes then reboot your device.
  • Go back to the activation page and see if the message containing the Windows activation error has disappeared or not.
  • If the problem still occurs, open the Command Prompt menu or type .cmd in the search field, right-click and select Run as administrator.
  • In the menu type slmgr-ipk and follow with the product key click Enter to send.
  • If the process is complete, the Windows Host Script display will appear.
  • Exit this menu and reload the device.

3. Chat Support

  • Press the Windows key and R at the same time to launch the Windows Run
  • Please type SLUI 4 and press enter to open the page ID Installation.
  • Then select your country and click
  • When you are asked to call the number listed on the screen, minimize the Installation ID page and then look for the Get Help
  • Type test and click No on the message sent until you get a talk to a person
  • Open application & features, settings then select the option chat online with a Microsoft Answer Tech.
  • After getting the call, explain that you want to activate Windows 10 again.
  • Provide the Installation ID, then you will be given a Confirmation ID and enter it again then click Activate Windows.

How easy is it not to activate Windows 10? By using the operating system and official applications, it will certainly make the device performance more optimal.

Also, make sure the product key used is compatible with your Windows 10 series. If the Windows series is Home then use the Windows Home product key as well.

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