Is Windows 10 Activated

How to solve the confusion around if Windows 10 is installed or upgraded.–PC Pitstop.

Is Windows 10 Activated

By Vamsi Krishna for MakeTechEasier

Windows 10 has been out for a little over a week now, and a good portion of Windows users have already utilized their free Windows 10 upgrade. As soon as you upgrade your system, Microsoft automatically activates your Windows 10 copy in the background, assuming that you’ve upgraded from genuine Windows 7 or 8 versions.

Since the Windows system doesn’t display any “Successfully Activated” type of messages, there will be a bit of confusion whether the installed or upgraded version of Windows is activated or not. The confusion is particularly true if you’ve reinstalled Windows 10.

So, if you ever need to, here is how you can check to see if your Windows 10 system is activated or not through different methods.

Check Activation Status through System Window

One of the easiest ways to check the Windows 10 activation status is to look at the System applet window. To do that simply press the keyboard shortcut “Win + X” and select the “System” option. Alternatively, you can also search for “System” in the Start menu.

Once the System window has been opened, scroll down and you will find the wording “Windows is activated” under the Windows Activation section if your system is activated.

This window even displays the option to change the product key if you ever need it, like when you are upgrading from one edition to the other.

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5 thoughts on “Is Windows 10 Activated”

  1. How long does it take for Windows 10 to download? I have a window that says it is downloading for days now. I leave my desktop on all the time, hoping it will finish. Does anyone know? Also, every time I get a message to restart for updates, it always says that it cannot make the updates and backs them out. What can I do? Thanks.

  2. Guys be sure and have Internet 11 installed and these two updates:Installing from Windows 7: KB3035583 and KB2952664. Check your
    installed windows updates for these two up[dates. Upgrading from Windows 8.1: Be sure and have Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
    installed with these two Windows updates. KB3035583 and KB2976978 and you can check these under your installed Windows Updates.
    If these updates and M/S Windows Explorer 11 are not installed Windows 10 will not be available to download on your computer.
    I hope this has been some help for you!

  3. I have been unable to install Win 10 on my Win 8.1 computer. At the verify download stage I get an error message ox8007000 – ox9000 and the install aborts. My PC is pretty recent with lots of RAM ans I used to have a reserve Win10 icon but it has gone now

    1. I, too, converted from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 but although
      everything seems to be OK I’m
      stuck with a whole slew of functions that I have no earthly
      use for!

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