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How to Check If Your Windows 10 Is Activated or Not

After you install or upgrade to Windows 10, it’s necessary to check if the system is activated. If your Windows 10 is not activated, you won’t be able to perform many tasks such as personalizing Windows 10. Now in this page, I am going to share four ways to check if Windows 10 is activated or not.


Way 1: Check if Windows 10 is activated through Settings

Step 1: Click the Win icon in the lower left corner of Windows 10 desktop (or press Win key if your PC has connected the keyboard) to bring up Start menu, and then click Settings to open Settings panel.

Settings

Alternative: You also can click on the "Notification" icon in the lower right corner of Windows 10 desktop and select All Settings to open Settings panel.

All Settings

Step 2: On Settings panel, click Update & security.

Click Update & security

Step 3: Select the Activation in the left-side pane. Then in the right-side pane, you can see the activation status of your Windows 10.

Check if Windows 10 is activated

Way 2: Check if Windows 10 is activated via control panel

Step 1: Access Control Panel in Windows 10. Then type system in the search box, and then click System.

Click System

Step 2: Then you access the System panel, where you can view the basic information about your current computer including the activation status of your Windows 10.

view the activation status

Tips: On the System panel, you also can check if your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit, installed memory, your Windows edition, and the Windows product ID.

Way 3: Check if Windows 10 is permanently activated by Command Prompt

Step 1: Search cmd in Cortana. Then click on the Command Prompt in the program list to open the basic Command Prompt window.

Open cmd

Alternative: You also can open Windows 10 Command Prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Type slmgr /xpr and press Enter key. Then it will immediately display a small dialog box telling if your Windows 10 is permanently activated or not activated, or the activation will expire someday.

permanently activated

Way 4: Check if Windows 10 is permanently activated by Run Command

Step 1: Press Win + R keyboard shortcut to quickly open Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type the run command: slmgr.vbs –xpr and click OK. Then it will display a new dialog box telling if your Windows 10 is permanently activated or not activated, or the activation will expire someday.

display activation status

Tips: Type slmgr.vbs –dlv and press Enter key so that you can view more detailed activation information about your Windows 10.

That is all the ways to check if your Windows 10 is activated or not, among which the last two ways allow you to know whether your Windows is activated permanently or temporarily.