How to Activate Windows 10 for Free [HWID]
Activating Windows might be mess until you find this article. Because this articles describes how to activate Windows 10 with a single click and no need to disable your antivirus. It is really the most easiest and secure way to activate Windows and works with every version of Windows including XP, Vista, 8, 8.1 and 10.
[Update – A new tool to Activate Windows and Office – MAS]
There is a new tool/script that includes this HWID activation and previous KMS activation (like KMSPico) which can be used to activate both, Windows and Microsoft Office and also supports Windows 11. /. This does not mean HWIDGen is outdated it works great as before. The new tool is only collection of various tools in a single script and is super simple.
One famous tool to activate Windows in KMS-Pico but you need to disable antivirus and it is needed to patch again after 3 months. Also there are a lot of fake KMS tools that may result in virus and malware attack. One real case is a friend of mine downloaded Ransomware and got all files encrypted. So always be careful when downloading any cracking apps. I have written about KMS-Pico if it is safe to use or not and how to download legit KMS-Pico in this article.
But here we will see another activation tool, HWIDGen the most trusted tool for activating digital license. HWIDGen provides permanent activation and does not need antivirus to be disabled*. Here permanent means lifetime activation of Windows 10. It is only needed to use this tool once and the activation remains also after clean install of Windows 10 like original license. This creates digital license by slightly abusing the way the upgrade Win 7/8.1 to Win 10 creates it. HWIDGen is way more powerful and flexible than other tools
*Windows Defender does not detect HWIDGen as virus but other antivirus may detect. HWIDGen needs some special permission to get license so antivirus may detect it as virus. In that case you need to disable realtime scan. After activation you do not need HWIDGen again and set antivirus as normal.
How to activate Windows with HWIDGen?
- Download HWIDGen from the download link given at the end.
- Extract the contents of the archive.
- It needs internet connection to activate (HWID).
- Open the executable (.exe) file.
- Click on the Work Mode dropdown in the top right.
- Select HWID from the dropdown. If you are running Windows 10 LTSC 2019 v1809, or any server edition of Windows 10, select KMS38. (You can see the supported SKUs below)
- Click on the Start button.
- Wait for the process to finish – you can check the status in the log window.
- Close the HWIDGEN application window. You do not need to restart your computer.
- Go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation to check windows is activated.
Supported Windows 10 editions (SKUs)
- Core (Home) (N) (HWID/KMS38)
- Core Single Language (N) (HWID/KMS38)
- Professional (N) (HWID/KMS38)
- Professional Education (N) (HWID/KMS38)
- Professional Workstation (N) (HWID/KMS38)
- Education (N) (HWID/KMS38)
- Enterprise (N) (HWID/KMS38)
- Enterprise S (N) 2015(HWID)
- Enterprise S (N) 2016 (HWID/KMS38)
- Enterprise S (N) 2019 (KMS38)
- Server Standard (Core) (N) (KMS38)
- Server Datacenter (Core) (N) (KMS38)
- Server Solution (Core) (N) (KMS38)
- Official forum – https://www.aiowares.com/showthread.php?tid=246
- Reddit – https://www.reddit.com/r/Piracy/wiki/megathread/tools