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.
Open Settings (Win+I).
Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Activation on the right side. (see screenshot below)
You'll see one of these activation status messages on the Activation page: (see screenshots below)
|Windows is activated|
|Windows is activated with a digital license|
|Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account|
|Windows is not activated|
Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.
Copy and paste the
slmgr /xprcommand into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)