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The latest version of Microsoft Windows – Windows 10 can be activated using two methods, Product Key Method, i.e. the software validation process during production, and the new Digital Authorization. In addition to the 25 character product key method, there is another method to enable Windows 10 – Digital Permission. The method does not use a product key. The main difference between the two activation methods is that they do not require a product key. First and foremost, all activation methods for Windows are designed to protect users’ privacy. All data collected is used to confirm that the software is a legally licensed copy.
Digital authorizations and product key activation procedures
Many users who choose to upgrade free of charge from Windows 10 will not receive a product key. Indeed, when you upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, the activation for the free Windows 10 offer is registered on Microsoft activation servers for the PC. Thus, if you have switched from an original version of Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 to Windows 10, activation is done automatically via an Internet connection and one online digital privilege is created for your device.
However, any Windows user who uses earlier versions of Windows such as Windows 7 and wishes to install the latest version of Windows 10 Insider Preview after July 29, 2015 must upgrade to Windows 10 with the free upgrade offer.
To check the activation of Windows 7, simply click on the’Start’ button, select ‘Computer’ then ‘Properties’. Then go to’Enabling Windows’. To check Windows activation in Windows 8.1, go to Control Panel, go to’System and Security’ and click on’System’: then check Windows activation.
The Windows 10 product key activation method applies to one of the following cases
- A user has purchased a new computer running Windows 10.
- A user received an original version of Windows 10 from an authorized reseller.
- A user received a digital copy of Windows 10 from an authorized reseller.
- The user uses the volume license agreement for Windows 10 or MSDN.
On the other hand, Digital Permission Windows 10 activation method is applicable, one of the following points is applicable:
- The user is part of the Windows Insider program and has updated the original version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to the latest version of Windows 10 Insider Preview.
- The buyer bought a copy of Windows 10 in the Windows store and successfully activated Windows 10.
- The buyer purchased a Windows 10 Pro upgrade in the Windows store and successfully activated Windows 10.
- Any user who upgrades an original version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 free of charge.
You get a free upgrade to from an authorized device with an original version of Windows 7 or .
You purchased the original in the Windows Store and successfully activated it. ..
The Wind. ows Store and successfully activated.
You are a Windows Insider and have an upgrade to the latest version of
You have purchased a copy of from an authorized retailer.
(On a label in the box is entered. )
You have purchased a digital copy of from an authorized dealer.
(In the confirmation email you received after purchase or in a digital safe accessible from the merchant’s website.
You have a volume license agreement for a subscription or MSDN.
(Available on the web portal for your program. )
You have purchased a new device.
(Preinstalled on your device, included in the device packaging, or included as a card or on the certificate of authenticity (COA) attached to the device).
Otherwise, any original version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 that has been upgraded by a user to the latest version of Windows 10 Insider Preview will receive new versions enabled.