How to know if my Windows is Genuine and is Activated


In this article we will see how know if our Windows is original and activate it. Windows is an operating system developed by Microsoft in 1985. Currently it is positioned as one of the best in its field, being present in 85% of computers around the world, being the most used.

After so many years, Windows has a large number of versions, even counting versions of Windows 10, one of the versions it has. Since we know what Windows is, we can fully delve into the issue that concerns us, checking if the version we have is original or false.

How can I know if my Windows is genuine

It is common that some people when they format their computers, buy used or reconditioned equipment, have the doubt about whether the Windows they bring is original or not. For an important variety of functions it is necessary to know, so we cannot ignore this fact.

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In turn, Windows sends reminder messages for those who have a license but it is about to expire, turning into the problem ‘Your Windows license will expire soon’. This message is more recurrent in Windows 10 where the system is more connected to the network than previous versions.

Where can I see it?

Knowing if our Windows is original or not, it is very easy to know, so does not require us to be the most informatic people of the world, being available to every user by following these simple steps:

  • We enter the Windows start and look in the sidebar where it says ‘Settings’ and then go to ‘Update and security’.
  • When entering this space, we will have to see in ‘Update’ whether Windows is activated or not.

Why is it important that your Windows is Genuine and verified?

If you are currently using a pirated version of Windows, you need to make the change as soon as possible. But what advantages does the original version give us? With the original version of Windows we receive constant updates, which are in charge of solving compatibility problems between native and external programs, add security enhancements and new functions to the operating system.

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As we can observe, offers us multiple advantages to have a better performance on our computer. On the other hand, in recent years Windows licenses have reduced their price, allowing more people to have access to the original version and its benefits.

How to activate and verify Windows

Since we saw how to know if our Windows account is deactivated or pirated, it is time to see how to activate it and verify our account with an original Windows. Next, we will see different ways to do it, since some do not work on certain occasions while others do.

Activate (Digital License)

This digital license we can get it in the Microsoft store, even in some physical establishments that have these access codes. Now that we have the key, we will have to activate our original Windows account.

By starting a session using our new account, we can enjoy all the benefits that the Windows license gives us, no need to do any additional action.

Verify by Cmd

When we talk about Cmd we refer to the program that allows us to perform actions with command lines. It is especially useful when a crash occurs in a native Windows program, executing any kind of command from here.

To verify that we have an original Windows account, we have to press ‘Control + R’ appearing a tab that says ‘Run’ here we will have to put ‘Cmd.exe’ and Cmd will open on our computer. After doing this, we write ‘slmgr.vbs / xpr’ appearing in a few seconds the information about our operating system and whether it is original or not.

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Verify by Control Panel

Earlier in this article we showed how to know if our version of Windows is pirated or not, all this using the control panel. In the same way, we will briefly explain how check that we have the original Windows version active.

  • We go from start to ‘Settings’ and we go to where it says ‘Update and security’.
  • By doing this, we go to ‘Update’ seeing if our account is activated or not, so that if it is not activated let’s proceed to correct this problem.

Genuine and activated Windows

Owning original and activated Windows will allow users to make use of all its functions. The options how «Personalization» which includes changing the wallpaper, the screensaver, modifying the themes, among others, are only available under the license.

Many users claim that having Windows 10 unactivated affects the performance of the computer and shows a watermark on the desktop that refers to the fact that the copy of Windows that they have is not activated.

This results in having the best programs to measure the performance of a PC and thus determine if something in particular is wrong.

It is important to verify when obtaining or after sending a computer to be formatted if it has an activated Windows 10 license and its expiration date. This will generate that the moment in which it is due is taken into account acquire one and not go through eventualities with the PC.

Steps to know if my Windows is original and is permanently activated

There are two methods to check if Windows is genuine and permanently activated. Although one is simpler than the other, one of them does not allow to verify the expiration date of the license and if it is permanent.

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Know if Windows is original and is permanently activated from settings

To know if Windows 10 is activated and is original, you must select the option ‘Setting’ which is symbolized with gear in the start menu.

When entering configuration you should look for the option ‘Update and Security » found at the bottom of the other options and click on it. Later a window will appear with a menu on the left where you will find the option ‘Activation’ almost at the end of the list, depending on which version of Windows 10 you have.

By selecting the option ‘Activation’ The data referring to the edition of Windows that is owned and if it is activated will be displayed. In versions prior to Windows 10 the process will be different. The easiest way to get to the window where this data will be displayed is to press the ‘key.Windows’ and hold it while pressing the ‘keyX ‘.

This will display a drop-down menu on the left of the desktop where the option ‘System’ Selecting this option will display the ‘System properties’ showing the edition of Windows what is owned and also if it is activated or not. It should be noted that using these methods it is not possible to obtain information on whether the license is permanent or has an expiration date. For this it is necessary to apply the following method.

Know if Windows is genuine and is permanently activated from the command console

This method, to find out if Windows is genuine and activated, works on all versions of Windows. To start you must press the keys’Windows’ and ‘R ‘. With which a window will appear called ‘Run’.

manage system symbol

In the bar of this window you should place ‘cmd ‘ and press the ‘keyEnter ‘ to open the command console. In the command console we will proceed to copy the following command ‘slmgr.vbs / xpr ‘ and press’Enter ‘.

It will take a moment for the window to appear with the information regarding whether Windows is activated correctly and whether your license is permanent or has an expiration date, which will be represented by the expiration date.

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