When Windows 10 is activated, you’ll see a confirmation message on the desktop indicating your copy of Windows has been activated. You can also access the Activation page in Settings to view the activation status of your copy of Windows. If your copy of Windows 10 is properly activated, it will indicate “Windows is activated with a digital license.”
If you receive an error message when attempting to activate Windows 10, make sure that you’re connected to the Internet and that your product key is entered correctly. It’s also possible that your product key may be blocked due to fraud or abuse. If this is the case, you will need to contact Microsoft Support to obtain a new product key.
If you recently upgraded from Windows 7 or 8.1, your copy of Windows 10 should have been automatically activated online using the digital entitlement from your older version of Windows. You can confirm this by checking the Activation page in Settings.
If you are using a volume licensing version of Windows 10, such as Enterprise or Education editions, you may need to enter a valid product key during the installation process. After installation, the version of Windows 10 will not be fully activated until you connect to the Internet and provide a valid product key.
You can easily check the activation status of Windows 10 by visiting the Activation page in Settings. This page will list the current activation status of your copy of Windows 10. If your copy of Windows 10 is properly activated, it will indicate “Windows is activated with a digital license.” If you have a volume licensing version of Windows 10, or if it has not yet been activated, the page will state “Windows is not activated.”
To make sure your copy of Windows 10 is properly activated, you can contact Microsoft Support for help with any activation issues. Microsoft Support can provide additional assistance with activation, including advice on how to get a new product key if needed.