As you know, Microsoft notified Windows 10 is “the last version of Windows” and explained that they will be focused on the development of powerful and new features under the guise of software updates instead of building a new version. This means there will be no Windows 10.1, 11 or 12 in the future(*). So if you are thinking about an upgrade, this is the best time to get it.
(*) New update: An expected release of version 11 will be launched in late 2021. Please read this post for more information.
The representative of Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 is a free upgrade for all customers using a genuine copy of Windows 7 or higher. But this offer officially will expire on Friday so do not hesitate to own it before it is too late. Your time is running out. After July 29, the upgrade will cost up to $119 for the Home edition or $199 for the Professional one. Personally, that amount of money is enough to pay my rent this month so there is no reason for me to deny that.
Should you upgrade to Windows 10
“Do not upgrade to Windows 10”. This seems to contradict the above analysis but that is the statement of security experts. They said that Microsoft has been violating users’ privacy by collecting their personal information like gender, age, hobby, and Internet habits… without your permission. The options relating to sending feedback and data to Microsoft were enabled automatically from the moment that you installed Windows 10 successfully so most people don’t know about them. However, you can disable them in Settings/Privacy easily.
Install Windows 10 using ISO file instead of an upgrade
You can get the latest version of Windows 10 Professional here if you don’t have it already. If you have ever installed any versions of Windows before, I am sure you will have no difficulty getting started with Windows 10. If you are looking to install it with a USB flash drive, please consult the video “How to create a bootable USB stick”. The following are the detailed instructions for installing Windows 10.
Activate Windows 10 without using any software
If you are using another version of Windows, please navigate to the Windows OS category and select a suitable article.
Use the command “slmgr /ipk yourlicensekey” to install a license key (yourlicensekey is the activation key that corresponds to your Windows edition). The following is the list of Windows 10 Volume license keys.
Home: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99 Home N: 3KHY7-WNT83-DGQKR-F7HPR-844BM Home Single Language: 7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH Home Country Specific: PVMJN-6DFY6-9CCP6-7BKTT-D3WVR Professional: W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX Professional N: MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9 Education: NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2 Education N: 2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ Enterprise: NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43 Enterprise N: DPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4
(Note: You need to hit [Enter] key to execute commands.)
Set KMS machine address
Use the command “slmgr /skms s8.uk.to” to connect to my KMS server.
Activate your Windows
The last step is to activate your Windows using the command “slmgr /ato”.
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.