Windows 10 is a Microsoft operating system that reportedly will be the latest version of the Windows operating system. After you install Windows 10, then you are required to activate Windows 10. If you have not activated it, a watermark will appear that says “Activate Windows”. This is because the Windows operating system is closed source, unlike Linux which is open source.
That is when you want to activate Windows 10, of course, a product key is needed. This product key can be found anywhere, both online and offline. Unfortunately, the price of the Windows 10 product key is quite expensive so some people choose not to buy it. Then, if you can’t activate Windows 10 if you don’t buy the product key.
If you want to activate Windows 10 but don’t have a Windows 10 product key, you don’t need to worry. You can still activate Windows 10 even if you don’t have a Windows 10 product key. This method is done by using Windows and Office activator tools.
Offline Windows 10 Activation Preparation
Windows 10 actually can still be activated permanently even if you don’t have a product key, but you have to use third-party tools or applications. There are several tools that you can use to activate Windows 10, including KMS Auto-Lite and KMS Pico. However, to do so you must make some preparations first.
Turn off Windows Defender or Other Antivirus
Before you activate Windows 10 using KMS Auto-Lite or KMS Pico, make sure you have turned off Windows Defender or another antivirus installed on your Laptop. When you run the program activator program, the program will be considered a virus by Windows Defender or other Antivirus. As a result, the program will not be able to run or an error occurs. On KMS Auto-Lite CScript Error will appear: Loading script “C: \ WINDOWS \ Temp \ KMSAuto \ bin \ KMSactivator.vbs” failed (Operation did not complete successfully because the file contains a potentially unwanted software).
Therefore, before using the activator tool, you need to turn off the antivirus first. If you use Windows Defender, please read the article how to turn off Windows Defender. If you use another antivirus, then you can turn it off in the settings section.
Allows Windows Script Host
The next preparation that needs to be done is to give permission for the execution of the Windows Script Host, but this only needs to be done if you use Smadav. When using Smadav, the status of the Windows Script Host will be changed to disable. Meanwhile, program activators like KMS Auto-Lite or KMS Pico need permission to run the Windows Script Host. Therefore, you need to give permission (allow) these features in Smadav.
To allow Windows Script Host on Smadav, please right-click on the Smadav icon in the taskbar icon (bottom right), then click Allow Windows-Script & Office-Macro (Permanent) or Allow Windows-Script & Office-Macro (Until Restart). If you choose the Permanent option, then the Windows Script Host will be activated forever, and if you select Until Restart, it will only be valid until your computer restarts or is turned off.
Activate Windows 10 Permanently Without a Product Key
After you complete the preparation phase, you can activate Windows 10 permanently and offline. Please see and use one of the two following methods.
Activation of Windows 10 Using KMS Auto-Lite
The first tool that you can use to activate Windows 10 permanently is the KMS Auto-Lite application. This program or application is software that has a function to activate Windows and Office. To activate Windows 10 using KMS Auto-Lite, please follow the steps below.
Make sure you already have KMS Auto-Lite, if not, please download it here.
The next step, please extract the KMS Auto-Lite that was downloaded. In this folder, you will find two files, KMSAuto X64 and KMSAuto. Run according to the Windows architecture used. If using Windows 64 Bit, run the KMSAuto X64, and if 32 Bit please run the KMSAuto. Make sure you run KMS Auto-Lite with administrator access rights (Run as administrator).
In the KMS Auto-Lite window, please click the Install GVLK option. Next to the Forciblychecklist then click Windows key to install the Windows 10 key product from KMS Auto-Lite.
If successful, the KEY INSTALLED SUCCESSFUL statement will appear (as in the green box in the picture). Next, please click Activate Windows to activate Windows 10 that you are using.
If the activation process is complete, the ACTIVATION SUCCESSFUL statement will appear (as in the green box in the picture). This means that you have successfully activated Windows 10 using KMS Auto-Lite.
Activation of Windows 10 Using KMS Pico
The second way you can use to activate Windows 10 if you don’t have a product key is to use KMS Pico. This application program actually has the same function as the KMS Auto-Lite, it’s just that its use is easier.
Make sure you have the KMS Pico application program, if not, please download it here.
After that, please extract the file that you downloaded earlier. Next, right-click KMSpico, then click Run as Administrator.
Wait until the activation process of Windows 10 is complete, if it is finished then a sound notification will appear saying “complete”. This means that you have successfully activated Windows 10 using KMS Pico.
After you follow one of the ways to activate Windows 10 permanently above, then please check the activation status of Windows 10 installed on your laptop. Supposedly, your Windows 10 has been activated permanently, but if it turns out you have not, please repeat the activation process until it works.
That’s how to permanently activate Windows 10 that you can do if you don’t have a Windows 10 product key. However, in fact, the above method is not only limited to activating Windows 10, but you can also use it to activate Office 2013 or 2016. So, please use it according to your needs.