3 Ways to Check Windows is Active or Not (Windows 7, 8 and 10)

3 Ways to Check Windows is Active or Not (Windows 7, 8 and 10)

Geekers - We are certainly no strangers to Windows because this operating system is the OS most used by PC users.


Generally, after installing Windows, the next step is activation. If you don't activate your Windows, there will be a watermark on the PC screen and you can't change the personalize feature.



So, preferably, you activate your Windows. What's more, when you buy a laptop/PC, try to check first whether Windows has been activated or not. how do? For further explanation, let's look at the explanation of how to find out whether Windows is active or not below.


3 Ways to Check Windows is Active or Not


A. Through the Control Panel


Below are the steps to check Windows activation via the Control Panel.


1. Open the Control Panel feature on your PC. You can search for it in the search box by typing 'Control Panel' then clicking Control Panel as shown by the arrow in the image below.



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2. In the Control Panel window, click System and Security as shown by the arrow in the image below.


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3. Then, click System as indicated by the arrow in the image below.


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4. Well, here you can see whether your Windows has been activated or not. Pay attention to the part marked in the box, it says 'Windows is Activated'. This means that your Windows has been activated.


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B. Go through Settings


Below are the steps to check Windows activation through the Settings feature.


1. Open Settings on your PC. To do this, click the Start icon or press the Start button on the keyboard and then click Settings as shown by the arrow in the image below.


settings settings


2. In the Settings window, click Update & Security as indicated by the arrow in the image below.


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3. Then, click Activation as indicated by the arrow in the image below.



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4. In the Activation window, pay attention to the area marked by the red box in the image below, it says Windows is activated with a digital license. This means that your PC has been successfully activated.


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C. Via Windows Script Host


There are two ways to display the Windows Script Host window which contains Windows activation information.


I. Command Prompt


1. Open Command Prompt on your PC. You can search for it in the search box by typing 'Command Prompt' then click Command Prompt as shown by the arrow in the image below.


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2. In the Command Prompt window, copy the command slmgr -xpr then press Enter on the keyboard.


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3. After that, the Windows Script Host window will appear. Usually, the text that will appear depends on the type of license. For example, my license type is Retail / OEM, then the message is The machine is permanently activated. Click OK to close the window as shown by the arrow in the image below.


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II. Windows Run


1. Press the Windows key + R on the keyboard to display the Windows Run window as shown below.


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2. Then, copy the slmgr.vbs -xpr command to the Open box (marked by a red box). Then, click the OK button to run it as indicated by the arrow in the image below or press the Enter key on the keyboard.


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3. The result will be the same as the first method, namely through the Command Prompt, which both displays the Windows Script Host window. Proof that your Windows has been activated is the words 'The machine is permanently activated'. Then, click OK to close the window as shown by the arrow in the image below.


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So, those are 3 ways to see if Windows is active or not. How? Easy, right? Hopefully the discussion that has been explained above is useful. Have fun practicing it. Thank you!



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