The new Microsoft Windows 11 somehow carries a similar user interface and start menu like Windows 10X. For quite some time Microsoft was working on making it more user-friendly for the dual-screen systems before abandoning such a project in favor of this. Many new features have been added along the taskbar. What has not changed is the activation process and the keys. This is why we have written a detailed guide on how to activate Windows 11 for free permanently without a product key.
If you are new to this process, do not worry at all! It is totally safe and only uses a genuine key to get you going so you do not see a watermark on the display. We have also shared a method that goes over our custom Windows 11 activation script that you can download and run that automates the whole process.
Table of Contents
- 1 Which Windows 11 Version can be activated for free?
- 2 How To Activate Windows 11 For Free Without Product Key (All Versions)
- 3 Windows 11 Free Activators – Should you Download?
- 4 Windows 11 Activation Script v1.2
- 5 How To Remove activate Windows 11 Watermark
- 6 The Importance of keeping Windows 11 activated
Which Windows 11 Version can be activated for free?
There are so many different variants for every use case. However, there are various aspects of the interface that look the same causing confusion! The start menu comes with a simpler version but does not have any live tiles, pinnable apps recently used files, option to quickly shut down or restart the system. To put the long story short it is straight when compared with Windows 10. Some notable differences include:
- The icons of programs have been centered
- The tray area has been tidied up.
- A new start button has been added.
- A new start menu has been added.
If the user is however not satisfied with the start menu and icons in the center then they can always be dragged to the left. When one is in the dark mode then it becomes a more polished version of Windows 10 rather than something new.
The best thing you do not need is an activation key.
It works for all editions including the following:
- Windows 11 Home.
- Windows 11 Pro.
- Windows 11 Education.
- Windows 11 Enterprise.
How To Activate Windows 11 For Free Without Product Key (All Versions)
Activate Windows 11 via CMD (Batch File Method)
- Type “CMD” in search.
- After this click on “Run as administrator”.
- Click right on “command prompt” and select “Run as Administrator”.
Use KMS Client
- Enter command:
slmgr /ipk yourgenuinekey
- Hit enter.
Like if one is using Windows 11 Education then you need to enter the following command:
slmgr /ipk YTHGV-MNBGT-GTHHH-TYNGN-TYSTS
Once the KMS client has been installed, you need to activate windows using CMD prompt all for free.
- Enter code slmgr /ato on the next line.
- Hit enter to immediately activate windows.
Confirm that windows have been successfully activated.
- Go to “settings” and then click on “Activation”.
Windows 11 Free Activators – Should you Download?
Another method is also preset to activate version 11 by using these.
The best ones are:
- Microsoft Toolkit.
The best thing is that one does not need to keep any of this software after use.
Windows shall remain activated, even when uninstalled.
Microsoft ToolKit – Recommended
- Disable anti-virus and windows defender protection temporarily.
Do Not Skip: This is important as anti-virus shall not allow it to modify the system registry which is required for windows activation.
- After this search for “Windows Defender settings and click it.
- Turn off the “real-time protection”.
- Once done, download Microsoft ToolKit.
- Once downloaded, unzip the file and install it (the password is DekiSoft-Scripts).
- Next, Open “software”, click “windows icon” which is beside the settings button.
- After this click on the “product keys” tab and select “product and edition”.
- Hit install.
- After this you need to go to the “activation tab”, select “KMS service” and hit “install”.
- Click “activate”.
Note: Click on E-Z Activator if it does not work.
KMSPico – Top Alternative
- Under windows, defender settings disable “Real-Time Protection”. If you have any other antivirus, please stop it temporarily.
- Download “KMSPico”.
- Unzip and install it. (The password is DekiSoft)
- Once installed, open it.
- Click the “red button” and it shall be activated.
Windows 11 Activation Script v1.2
We do recommend this as this method is also used to activate Windows 10.
Remember: It involves the use of .bat file.
- Save the file as “activator.bat” and pick up all the files in the form of file type.
- Click right on file and run as administrator.
- After this, you need to wait a bit for the command prompt to complete the code.
- As you get the message whether to restart the system, press “Y” and hit “enter”.
After this, your system shall restart and it shall be activated.
19/03/2022: You are no longer required to reboot your computer to apply the activation. It automatically happens and the script is much safer due to reliability improvements added increasing the chance of a successful run by over 20%.
How To Remove activate Windows 11 Watermark
You will see this watermark on your display if you have not activated and your trial period has expired. This stops you from changing your wallpapers which get reset upon reboot.
- Open the Run dialog box by pressing “Windows + R” from the keyboard.
- In here, type “Regedit”.
- Hit “enter” to open Windows registry editor.
- Make sure to first back up the registry database and then go to the following key:
- Look for the PaintDesktopVersion Dword key on the right panel.
- Double click on the value “PaintDesktopVersion”.
- After this change the value from 1 to 0.
- Hit “OK” to save changes.
- After this close the registry editor.
- Restart the system.
- Check to see if there is any activated Windows 11 watermark on the desktop.
The Importance of keeping Windows 11 activated
It is very important that you follow the above guide about how to activate Windows 11 without a product key. If you don’t, you will not receive any important security patches or feature updates from Microsoft to your PC or Laptop. The alternative solution we have is to use the Windows 11 activation script or batch file that comes in a (txt) format. Whichever you end up using do leave some positive feedback below!