Newest methods to activate Windows 8/8.1 for FREE without additional software
A lot of people say Windows 8 (or 8.1) is not a patch on Windows 7 but I don’t think so. Perhaps its Metro user interface is more difficult to use than traditional Start menu and you will have to spend hours to get the run of things. However, there is no denying the fact that Windows 8 shows outstanding performance against earlier Windows versions. Reduction of startup time is the easiest to see. Besides, if you own touchscreen computer, an upgrade to Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 is needed in order to make maximum use of your hardware.
In today’s post, I will show you two ways to activate Windows 8 or 8.1 for FREE without using any software. If you really want to know how it works, please try first way (manual method). Or you can follow second way (batch file) if you need save your time. The following are the detailed instructions for activating all versions of Windows 8.1 and 8.
Method 1: Manual
Step 1.1: Select the right license key for your Windows edition.
Here’s the list of Windows 8/8.1 KMS client setup keys.
W8 Core: BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4
W8 Core Single Language: 2WN2H-YGCQR-KFX6K-CD6TF-84YXQ
W8 Professional: NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
W8 Professional N: XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ
W8 Professional WMC: GNBB8-YVD74-QJHX6-27H4K-8QHDG
W8 Enterprise: 32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7
W8 Enterprise N: JMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQT
W8.1 Core: M9Q9P-WNJJT-6PXPY-DWX8H-6XWKK
W8.1 Core N: 7B9N3-D94CG-YTVHR-QBPX3-RJP64
W8.1 Core Single Language: BB6NG-PQ82V-VRDPW-8XVD2-V8P66
W8.1 Professional: GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9
W8.1 Professional N: HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY
W8.1 Professional WMC: 789NJ-TQK6T-6XTH8-J39CJ-J8D3P
W8.1 Enterprise: MHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7
W8.1 Enterprise N: TT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW
Step 1.2: Run command prompt in admin mode.
Click on the start button, search for “cmd” then open Command Prompt as administrator.
Step 1.3: Use command “slmgr /ipk your_key” to install a license key.
your_key is the activation key you got above.
Note: You need to hit [Enter] key to execute commands.
Step 1.4: Use command “slmgr /skms kms8.msguides.com” to connect to my KMS server.
kms8 is one of the servers I managing.
Step 1.5: Activate your Windows using the command “slmgr /ato”.
After running this command, the activation progress will be started.
If you see the error 0xC004F074, it means that your internet connection is unstable or the server is busy. Please make sure your device is online and try the command “ato” again until you succeed.
Method 2: Batch file
This one is not recommended anymore due to the new update of Microsoft.
Step 2.1: Copy the code below into a new text document.
@echo off title Activate Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 ALL versions for FREE - MSGuides.com&cls&echo =====================================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without additional software&echo =====================================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo - Windows 8 Core&echo - Windows 8 Core Single Language&echo - Windows 8 Professional&echo - Windows 8 Professional N&echo - Windows 8 Professional WMC&echo - Windows 8 Enterprise&echo - Windows 8 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 8.1 Core&echo - Windows 8.1 Core N&echo - Windows 8.1 Core Single Language&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional N&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional WMC&echo - Windows 8.1 Enterprise&echo - Windows 8.1 Enterprise N&echo.&echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Activating your Windows...&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ckms >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /upk >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /cpky >nul&set i=1&wmic os | findstr /I "enterprise" >nul if %errorlevel% EQU 0 (cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk MHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7 >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk TT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7 >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk JMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQT >nul&goto skms) else (cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9 >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4 >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk GNBB8-YVD74-QJHX6-27H4K-8QHDG >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk M9Q9P-WNJJT-6PXPY-DWX8H-6XWKK >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 7B9N3-D94CG-YTVHR-QBPX3-RJP64 >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk BB6NG-PQ82V-VRDPW-8XVD2-V8P66 >nul||cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 789NJ-TQK6T-6XTH8-J39CJ-J8D3P >nul||goto notsupported) :skms if %i% GTR 10 goto busy if %i% EQU 1 set KMS=kms7.MSGuides.com if %i% EQU 2 set KMS=kms8.MSGuides.com if %i% EQU 3 set KMS=kms9.MSGuides.com if %i% GTR 3 goto ato cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /skms %KMS%:1688 >nul :ato echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo.&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ato | find /i "successfully" && (echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #My official blog: MSGuides.com&echo.&echo #How it works: bit.ly/kms-server&echo.&echo #Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.&echo.&echo #Please consider supporting this project: donate.msguides.com&echo #Your support is helping me keep my servers running 24/7!&echo.&echo ============================================================================&choice /n /c YN /m "Would you like to visit my blog [Y,N]?" & if errorlevel 2 exit) || (echo The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one... & echo Please wait... & echo. & echo. & set /a i+=1 & goto skms) explorer "http://MSGuides.com"&goto halt :notsupported echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, your version is not supported.&echo. :busy echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, the server is busy and can't respond to your request. Please try again.&echo. :halt pause >nul
Create a new text document.
Step 2.2: Paste the code into the text file. Then save it as a batch file (named “1click.cmd”).
Step 2.3: Run the batch file as administrator.
Finally, check the activation status again.
If you would have any questions or concerns, please leave your comments. I would be glad to explain in more details. Thank you so much for all your feedback and support!
Method 2 works for me! Thank you so much!!!!
hi it is saying that my version Is not supported and it is also saying that my server is busy how can i fix this
I have a request for you, Windows Vista and 7 activation with CMD.
Please do it in case some pirate user wants to activate their copy of Vista or 7 for use with older games.
Thank you for giving me a free key ……….
a lot of thanks
The manual method still works for Windows 8.1 Pro N.
Thanks for your efforts!
wooo worked like charm, thanks a bunch bro
I tried both methods… Sadly,, no success
nag eerror po sya paano po kaya ito
what up i did the msguids,com batch activatition its good for 180 days thanks dude i was running web keys with no luck now my windows 8.1 pro is running smooth with no glitches oh and if you dont know by now you the man……..
dude you area beast i did the batch and im all good to go thanks for the share you do keep up yhe good work
first method worked perfectly, i activated win8.1 on vmware 16
Thumbs up Bro, the second method work nicely and my windows activated. Thanks a lot boi.
Am getting trouble with activating windows both methods has faild
The 2nd method worked for me. what a lifesaver, big thumbs up to you my man!
Thank you brother. This trick did help me with activating Windows 8.1 64-bit. Thanks a ton. !
thax man it worked i have waited all my life for this thanks again
server is busy???
Thanks a bunch. It worked
Thanks a lot ! You are a good guy. A nice guy. I hate that windows 10 /rent-an-operating system’ . Windows 8.1 still IS the sweet spot in between streamlining,speed and old way of doing things.
Method one did not work for me, however method 2 worked. Thank you Buddy!
thx it’s work
Thanks man, it really worked 🙂
thank you so much bro …