How To Check if Windows 10 is Activated

December 2016

If you'd like to check if Windows 10 was successfully activated on your computer, this guide will teach you how to view your operating system's activation status.

Windows 10 is shipped with a built-in tool (accessible via the Command Prompt) that will help you determine whether you are using a genuine or pirated version of the OS.

Activation Status of Windows 10

Press the [Windows] + [R] to open the Run command. Next, type
cmd
and press Enter to open the Command Prompt. Type the
SLMGR -XPR
and press Enter to run the Windows Software Licensing Management Tool:

If Windows 10 was properly activated on your computer, the following message will show up:

However, if you are running an unlicensed or a pirated copy of Windows 10, then you'll need to replace it with a genuine version of the OS. For more information regarding the activation of Windows 10, please read our article How To Change the Product Key of Windows 10.

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