Microsoft Store Activation Guide

To redeem your Microsoft Store CD key, follow this Microsoft Store activation guide.

  1. Open the Microsoft Store app

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    Load the Microsoft Store app, and make sure you’re signed in to the Microsoft account you wish to link the product to.

    Click the three dots in the top right corner to open a drop-down menu, then click “Redeem a code”.

  2. Enter your code

    Microsoft store redeem

    Type or paste in your 25-digit code and click “Next”.

  3. Confirm product

    Microsoft store redeem confirmation

    You will be shown the product you’re going to get by redeeming the code. Upon clicking “Confirm”.

    The product is permanently linked to your Microsoft account and there are no refunds past this point.

  4. Install

    Microsoft store ready to install

    The product is now linked to your account and you’re ready to download and install. Click the three dots again, and in the drop-down menu click “My Library”
    In the left-hand column, click “Ready to install”, your redeemed product will be listed here, with an “Install” link to click. 

    If you have a trial/demo version of a product already installed, you must uninstall that first. Otherwise, it can cause an error saying you still only have a trial/demo version, despite redeeming a code for the full product.