Microsoft Windows 11 is just a week away from the general release. Millions of users around the globe are eagerly waiting for the release of Windows 11 so that they can upgrade their Windows 10 to Windows 11.
Many PC users have different queries with respect to the upgrade. For example, users often ask us how to activate Windows 11 after upgrading from Windows 10? In this guide, we will try to answer this question.
Activating Windows 11 after upgrading from Windows 10
You know that Windows 11 is a free upgrade to all Windows 10 users who have PCs that meet the minimum hardware requirement set for Windows 11.
If your PC meets the minimum system requirements, you can upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 for free.
Once you upgrade your Windows 10 installation to Windows 11, you do not need to do anything from your end to activate your copy of Windows 11, provided that you were running a fully activated copy of Windows 10.
After the upgrade, make sure that your PC is connected to the Internet so that it can connect to Microsoft servers and activate your copy.
You can go to Settings > System > Activation page to check the activation status of Windows 11.
In short, you do not need to and cannot manually activate Windows 11 after the upgrade from Windows 10. Instead, your free copy will be activated in a few minutes.
Do I need to enter a product key to activate Windows 11?
You do not need a product key if you upgraded from an activated copy of Windows 10 to Windows 11 using the free upgrade offer. So, make sure that your Windows 10 is activated before upgrading to Windows 11.
If you are using a local account on your Windows 10, we suggest you sign in with a Microsoft account (migrate the local account to Microsoft account) so that you can link your Windows 10 license to your Microsoft account and avoid activation issues during the upgrade. If you do not wish to use a Microsoft account to sign in, you can always switch back to the local account without affecting your Windows 11 license status.