Microsoft has been consistently trying to update Windows over the years, and each version has been a mark improvement over the previous one. Windows 10, which is the latest to join the list, has some amazing advantages over the other versions, but more importantly, it works for professionals, individuals and businesses alike. Windows 10 Home is designed specifically for non-commercial use, while Windows 10 Enterprise is meant for businesses. The features are similar, but you do get what’s required for your use. Windows 10 Enterprise is also dubbed as Windows 10 Pro. As with every version of Windows, the product must be activated. In this post, we are discussing more on how to use Windows product key for activation with simple tips to change key when required.
Can I use Windows without the product key?
Yes, and no. Windows 10 requires a product key, and all genuine products come with a digital license these days, which helps Microsoft in ensuring that one product is used for one computer only. Yes, you can install Windows 10 for free without compromising on the features for like 30 days, and it is possible to extend that period to 90 days, after which the product key is required.
Activating Windows 10 product key
Start by going to settings (Press WindowsKey and I together), where you will find the choice of “Updates and Security”. There will be an option of “Activation” on the left side of the screen. To activate Windows, you will have to go to the STORE, from where you will find details of the Windows version installed on your computer, and if you buy the required option, Windows will be activated on your system. In case you are using Windows 10 Home and want to shift to Pro, you can do the same from Update & security section. From the Activation menu, select the choice of “Change product key”. Use the product key that you have purchased from Microsoft, and you are good to go. Updating your key may take considerable time.
Windows Activation is not a choice, especially when you want to use all the features that Microsoft has on offer. All the options are available in the “settings” section, and purchasing a “Key” from the store is actually an easy process. Check online now to find more on the varied versions of Windows to know more on the ideal one that will work for you.