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Step-by-Step Guide: Easy and Legitimate Ways to Activate Windows

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How to Activate Windows?

If you’ve recently acquired a new Windows operating system or need to activate it for any reason, follow these simple steps to ensure a smooth activation process.

 

1. Accessing Settings:

Begin by clicking on the Windows logo located in the lower-left corner of your computer screen. Alternatively, you can quickly find the Settings option by typing “Settings” in the search field on the Windows start screen.

 

2. Navigating to Windows Update:

Within the Settings menu, locate and click on “Windows Update” (also known as “Updates and Checks”). Initiate the installation process by selecting “Check for updates.” If no updates are available, you can proceed to the next step.

 

3. Completing Updates:

Once the update check is complete, any available updates will be installed. This ensures your system is up-to-date before proceeding with activation.

 

4. Activating Your Key:

Next, locate the activation option. If you don’t see “Activate Windows,” look for the “System” option and proceed accordingly.

Click on “Change Product Key” to open the screen where you can input your activation key.

 

5. Entering Your Key:

Enter the product key provided to you. After inputting the key, proceed by clicking “Next” to finalize the activation process.

 

6. Activation Confirmation:

Congratulations! Your Windows operating system is now successfully activated. Your computer is ready to deliver an optimized and secure user experience.

 

In case your activation encounters any issues or error messages, please reach out to our support team for assistance at support@mycodes24.com.

 

If you receive an error after activation, we highly recommend checking the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below. You will find solutions for the most common issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you encounter this situation while activating Windows 11 Home or Windows 11 Pro, follow these steps. (If you encounter this issue while upgrading from Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro, see the next option for the solution.)

 

You will need to follow the steps below.

 

1.  Open powershell as an administrator.

 

2. type:       

slmgr -ipk (Your product key here)

 

3. type and enter:       

slmgr -ato

 

If you encounter any difficulties during this process please do not hesitate to contact us for additional assistance at support@mycodes24.com.

If you encounter this issue while upgrading from Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro, kindly follow the steps below.

 

The steps below are only valid for Windows Home Edition and not for Home N Edition.

 

Proceed as follows with the Generic Key:

 

  1. Cut the Internet connection > open the Windows Settings > go to Activation > change the Product Key to the Generic Pro Key:
  1. VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
  1. You will then get an error message. Ignore them and restart the computer.
  1. The Windows Edition should then have changed to Pro.
  1. After restart reconnect to the internet.
  1. And then go back to change product key > change the key to the existing one to activate Windows.

 

If you encounter any difficulties during this process or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for additional assistance at support@mycodes24.com.

If you’re experiencing issues with a product key while upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, it’s important to note that product keys are not used for the upgrade process. To upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you need to install Windows 10 first.

If you’re experiencing issues with a product key while upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11, it’s important to note that product keys are not used for the upgrade process. To upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11, you need to install Windows 11 first.

To upgrade from Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro, use a Windows 11 Pro product key. Enter the product key in the Activation settings to complete the upgrade process.

We understand your concern regarding the error you encountered while upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, specifically Error Code: 0x80072F8F – 0x20000. To help resolve this issue, we recommend following the guidance provided in this video: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msrAthmy2pA

 

If you encounter any difficulties during this process or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for additional assistance at support@mycodes24.com.

Error code 0x80070490 typically indicates that there’s a problem with the installation files or settings preventing the upgrade from completing successfully. Here’s a brief instruction on how to disable .NET Framework features and upgrade from Windows 11 Home to Pro:

 

1. **Disable .NET Framework Features**:

   – Press the `Windows key + R` to open the Run dialog box.

   – Type “optionalfeatures” (without quotes) and press Enter. This will open the “Turn Windows features on or off” window.

   – In the list of features, uncheck the boxes next to “.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)” and “.NET Framework 4.0 Advanced series”.

   – Click OK and follow any prompts to apply the changes. Restart your computer if prompted.

 

2. **Upgrade to Windows 11 Pro**:

   – Go to Settings > System > Activation.

   – Click on “Change product key” and enter the product key provided for Windows 11 Pro.

   – Once the product key is accepted, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

   – Click on “Check for updates” and download any available updates, including the Windows 11 Pro upgrade.

   – Follow the on-screen instructions to install the upgrade. Your PC should now be running Windows 11 Pro.

 

3. **Re-enable .NET Framework Features** (Optional):

   – If you need .NET Framework for any applications or system functionality, you can re-enable the features by following the same steps in the “Turn Windows features on or off” window and checking the boxes next to “.NET Framework 3.5” and “.NET Framework 4.0 Advanced series”.

.Net sometimes appears under “Turn Windows Features on or off”. We added a screenshot below.

 

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By following these steps, you should be able to successfully upgrade from Windows 11 Home to Pro while temporarily disabling .NET Framework features. Remember to re-enable them if needed after the upgrade process is complete.

 

If you encounter any difficulties during this process or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for additional assistance at support@mycodes24.com.