Windows 10 Technical Preview – Activation

Windows 10 Technical Preview – Activation

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Some days are left…then the release of Windows 10 is there… but some of us can’t wait and are running all the preview builds (like me)

At the moment i am downloading Build 10166 of Windows 10 Enterprise TP:

Windows 10 Build 10166

But when running the Windows 10 TP, there is the question how to activate it?! Now there was a good writeup in Insider Hub:

1. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation to check your activation status.

2. Take the Actions listed below depending on the Activation Status:

  • Status: Windows is activated.
         Action: None
  • Status: Connect to the internet to activate Windows.
         Action: Connect to the internet and Select Activate button
  • Status: Windows is not activated.
         Action: Select Change Product Key and enter appropriate product key for the Windows 10 Preview Edition you’re running from below:

For builds lower than 10158 use the following keys:

  • For Windows 10 Insider Preview Home Editions: BD8NM-JGY2P-8JJYD-WTYKR-HQRJM
  • For Windows 10 Insider Preview Pro Editions: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR
  • For Windows 10 Insider Preview Enterprise Editions: PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK

For builds 10158 and higher use the following keys:

  • For Windows 10 Insider Preview Home Editions: KTNPV-KTRK4-3RRR8-39X6W-W44T3
  • For Windows 10 Insider Preview Pro Editions: 8N67H-M3CY9-QT7C4-2TR7M-TXYCV
  • For Windows 10 Insider Preview Enterprise Editions: CKFK9-QNGF2-D34FM-99QX2-8XC4K

So enjoy waiting…or start your tests now.

P.S.: On wednesday the support of Windows Server 2003 ends… 😉

About the author:

Ich bin Eric Berg und bin Senior IT-Consultant für Microsoft Solutions und hauptsächlich im Bereich Virtualisierung, Client-Lifecycle Management, Private und Public Cloud aktiv. Seit 2015 bin ich System Center Cloud und Datacenter MVP. Seit 2014 bin ich Microsoft Partner Technical Solutions Professional (P-TSP) und agiere im Auftrag von Microsoft mit Kunden rund um die oben beschriebenen Themen. Alle Gedanken, Meinungen und Ideen auf dieser Website sind von mir und spiegeln nicht die Haltung meines Arbeitgebers oder von Microsoft wieder.

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