Windows 11 Activation Guide

This is how to download, install, and activate Windows 11 Home, Pro, and Pro for Workstations.

  1. Download Windows 11 ISO

    The Windows 11 ISO can be downloaded directly from Microsoft here:

  2. Install Windows 11

    Run the downloaded tool and follow the on-screen instructions.

  3. Activate Windows 11

    In the Windows Search Bar type in “Activation settings” and hit enter. This will load the activation window showing which Windows 11 Edition you have installed and its activation status.

    Under the “Change product key” row, click the “Change” button.

    A window will open asking you to “Enter a product key“, type or paste in your 25-character Windows 11 key and click “Next“.

    Back on the Activation window, your Windows Edition and activation status will update to reflect.

  4. Troubleshooting errors

    Windows can present an error during activation for many different reasons, please run through the troubleshooting steps.