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How to activate windows on your device

Follow the simple steps below to activate Windows on your new system. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to do – you’ll be up and running in no time!

Important Information
Step 1 Step 1

Locate the Licence Sticker

• Your new computer will have one of two license stickers, usually found on the bottom of your laptop or on the top of your desktop case. You’ll need to determine whether you have a manual or digital license sticker:

Digital Activation Sticker

Digital Activation Sticker

• This is a digital activation sticker

• Your Microsoft License is digitally loaded onto the hard drive of your device

• If your device has this sticker, there's no need to continute with activation, just turn on your device and you're ready to go!

Manual Activation Sticker

Digital Activation Sticker

• This is a manual activation sticker

• If your device has this sticker, you’ll need to continue with the below steps to activate your Microsoft license

• Start by carefully scratching the silver panel to reveal the full product key (Figure 2)

Figure 1 + 2
Step 2 Step 2

Write down the product key on a piece of paper or take a photo of it and follow the following steps.
Please note letters that are commonly read incorrectly: G & 6, O & 0, Q & O, B & 8, S & 5


Please note: the device must be connected to the power to complete the Windows setup successfully. Failure to do so may result in errors!

Step 3 Step 3

Turn your computer on, and follow the on-screen setup instructions.

Step 4 Step 4

» Select the start button (Figure 3). Make sure you are connected to the internet!

» Then select “Settings” (Figure 4).

Figure 3 Figure 4
Step 5 Step 5

Select “Windows isn’t activated. Activate Windows now.” (Figure 5)

Figure 5
Step 6 Step 6

Select “Change Product Key.” (Figure 6)

Figure 6
Step 7 Step 7

Enter your Serial Key into the box shown in Figure 7.

Figure 7
Step 8 Step 8

Select “Activate” (Figure 8).

Figure 8

Activation completed.

Figure 9

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