How To Check if Windows 10 is Activated

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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
and press Enter to open the Command Prompt. Type the
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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