Activate Windows 11 After Upgrading From Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 11 is just a week away from the general release. Millions of users around the globe are eagerly waiting for the release of Windows 11 so that they can upgrade their Windows 10 to Windows 11.

Many PC users have different queries with respect to the upgrade. For example, users often ask us how to activate Windows 11 after upgrading from Windows 10? In this guide, we will try to answer this question.

System Requirement For Windows 11

To install windows 11 in your system, certain requirements need to be met. If your system is not advanced enough then you may feel a problem while using Win11 on your PC. Here are the requirements for Windows 11 that your PC/Laptop should have.

Processor                           1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
Storage 64 GB or More
System firmware UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM TPM version 2.0
Graphics card DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
Display HD display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel
Internet Microsoft account and internet connectivity

Activating Windows 11 after upgrading from Windows 10

You know that Windows 11 is a free upgrade to all Windows 10 users who have PCs that meet the minimum hardware requirement set for Windows 11.

If your PC meets the minimum system requirements, you can upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 for free.

Once you upgrade your Windows 10 installation to Windows 11, you do not need to do anything from your end to activate your copy of Windows 11, provided that you were running a fully activated copy of Windows 10.

After the upgrade, make sure that your PC is connected to the Internet so that it can connect to Microsoft servers and activate your copy.

You can go to Settings > System > Activation page to check the activation status of Windows 11.

In short, you do not need to and cannot manually activate Windows 11 after the upgrade from Windows 10. Instead, your free copy will be activated in a few minutes.

Activate Windows 11 After Upgrading From Windows 10

Do I need to enter a product key to activate Windows 11?

You do not need a product key if you upgraded from an activated copy of Windows 10 to Windows 11 using the free upgrade offer. So, make sure that your Windows 10 is activated before upgrading to Windows 11.

If you are using a local account on your Windows 10, we suggest you sign in with a Microsoft account (migrate the local account to Microsoft account) so that you can link your Windows 10 license to your Microsoft account and avoid activation issues during the upgrade. If you do not wish to use a Microsoft account to sign in, you can always switch back to the local account without affecting your Windows 11 license status.


1. Can I use a Windows 10 product key to activate Windows 11?

Install Windows 11 and you can use any Windows 10 product key to activate that installation. It’s also noteworthy that this is the first Windows upgrade in recent memory that isn’t the result of Microsoft responding to a crisis in its installed base.

2. How can I activate my Windows 11?

After the installation is complete, Windows 11 will automatically be activated online. To check activation status in Windows 11, select the Start button, and then select Settings > System > Activation.

3. What happens if I dont activate Windows 11?

If you do not activate Windows 10 or 11, you cannot change any Personalization settings. In other words, you cannot change wallpaper, theme, title color, Start Menu color, transparency, etc. It shows an error message saying: You need to activate Windows before you can personalize your PC.

4. Do you need a product key to upgrade to Windows 11?

Windows 11 doesn’t require a product key to install and use.

How To Activate Windows 11 After Upgrading From Windows 10 Video Tutorial

in this video, we will show you How To Activate Windows 11 After Upgrading From Windows 10 and you can find various questions asked about upgrading windows 11 in this guide.

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