System Check Activation Status of Windows 11


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Activation helps verify that your copy of Windows is genuine and hasn’t been used on more devices than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow.

See also: How to tell if your copy of Windows is genuine Microsoft software

This tutorial will show you how to check and find out if your Windows 11 is activated.


Contents

  • Option One: Check Activation Status of Windows 11 in Settings
  • Option Two: Check Activation Status of Windows 11 using Command




Option One

Check Activation Status of Windows 11 in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Activation on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Activation settings

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3 You'll see one of these activation status messages on the Activation page: (see screenshots below)

Activation statusDescription
Windows is activated
Windows is activated with a digital license
Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account
  • You are activated.
  • Your Microsoft account is already linked to your digital license.
Windows is not activated
  • You are not activated.
  • You will see an error message explaining the failure.
  • You might need to purchase Windows 11 to activate.

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Option Two

Check Activation Status of Windows 11 using Command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the slmgr /xpr command into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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