Each Windows 10 edition has its own generic key for activation. Here’s a list of free generic license keys for all Windows 10 editions.
While installing Windows 10, you will be asked to enter the product key or license key. Depending on the key, it will either permanently or temporarily activate Windows 10. If you don’t have an activation key, you can still proceed with the installation procedure by skipping the license. All you have to do is click on the “I don’t have a product key” link appearing at the bottom of the same window.
However, there will be times when you are required to enter a product key, or the skip license key link won’t work as it should. For example, maybe you want to install a specific trial version of Windows 10 for testing purposes. In those situations, you can use the Windows 10 generic license key provided by Microsoft to install the operating system.
Do keep in mind that these keys WILL NOT activate Windows 10. Rather, it just allows you to enjoy the trial period a little longer or install a specific edition of Windows 10. To properly activate Windows, you need to enter a genuine product key bought directly from Microsoft or a genuine authorized seller.
Windows 10 Retail Generic Activation Keys (RTM License Keys)
Thanks to Microsoft for providing the OFFICIAL PUBLIC Generic License keys. You can also get the same keys directly from the Microsoft link below. — https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/kmsclientkeys
Below is the list of generic license keys for all Windows 10 editions. Find the one you are looking for and use it as needed. These keys allow you to install a specific Windows 10 Editon. The below keys WILL NOT activate Windows 10 permanently.
|Windows 10 Edition||Windows 10 Retail Generic Key (RTM)|
|Windows 10 S||3NF4D-GF9GY-63VKH-QRC3V-7QW8P|
|Windows 10 Home||YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7|
|Windows 10 Home N||4CPRK-NM3K3-X6XXQ-RXX86-WXCHW|
|Windows 10 Pro||W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX|
|Windows 10 Pro N||MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9|
|Windows 10 Pro (Workstation Edition)||NRG8B-VKK3Q-CXVCJ-9G2XF-6Q84J|
|Windows 10 Pro N (Workstation edition)||9FNHH-K3HBT-3W4TD-6383H-6XYWF|
|Windows 10 Education||NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2|
|Windows 10 Education N||84NGF-MHBT6-FXBX8-QWJK7-DRR8H|
|Windows 10 Pro Education||6TP4R-GNPTD-KYYHQ-7B7DP-J447Y|
|Windows 10 Pro Education N||YVWGF-BXNMC-HTQYQ-CPQ99-66QFC|
|Windows 10 Enterprise||NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43|
|Windows 10 Enterprise G N||44RPN-FTY23-9VTTB-MP9BX-T84FV|
|Windows 10 Enterprise N||DPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4|
|Windows 10 Enterprise G||YYVX9-NTFWV-6MDM3-9PT4T-4M68B|
|Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019||M7XTQ-FN8P6-TTKYV-9D4CC-J462D|
What is the Windows 10 N Edition
After looking at all the different Windows 10 Editions, you might be wonder what’s the deal with Windows 10 N edition. After all, you will also see this edition while trying to download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft. Especially the regular versions like Home and Pro.
The Windows 10 N edition is mainly designed for Europe. You will not find some built-in apps like Groove Music, Movies & TV, Voice Recorder, Windows Media Player, and Skype in this edition. That is it.
How to Use the Generic License Key
First, insert the Windows 10 USB installer and install Windows 10 as you normally. On the license key page, enter one of the above license keys and click on the “Next” button. If the key is correct, you will be allowed to the next step.
Remember that you need to enter the corresponding license key. For instance, I’ve downloaded the Windows 10 Home and Pro ISO from the Microsoft website. So I need to use either the Home or Pro version generic key. I cannot use the Enterprise key. If you use an unrelated key, the installer won’t accept it.
That is all.
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