System Check Activation Status of Windows 11


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

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.

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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)


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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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