How To Activate Windows

How To Activate Windows

Let’s say you ordered a new gaming computer on eBay. You boot it up just to notice there is a watermark in the lower right corner that says, “Activate Windows, Go to Settings to activate Windows“. Rebooting your computer will not remove the watermark. The only way to remove the watermark is to activate Windows with a product key.

Communicate With The Seller

If you were unable to communicate with the seller, don’t worry, there are affordable options on eBay, as well as one free option I will show you below. I will leave a link to a list of eBay sellers who sell Windows product keys. My advice, look for a seller with a good reputation. Some of these sellers may not be legit no matter what they are selling. Here is the list of Windows product key sellers: eBay.

Why Activate Windows

Activate Windows to receive important security updates, customization features and to remove that ugly watermark. If you’ve had the experience of using an non-activated copy of Windows for any length of time, you know how annoying it can be to work around that giant Windows watermark.

Remove The Watermark Yourself

Note: The instructions below will not “activate” Windows, it just a trick to remove the watermark.

  • Open notepad, copy and paste the following script into it: “@echo off taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe explorer.exe”.
  • Save the file as “activation.bat”. Make sure you have “all files” selected. Save it to a location where it’s easily found.
  • Double click your newly created batch file and restart your computer. Delete the file when finished, or zip it up and save it for a rainy day.

If you need assistance installing your newly purchased Windows 10 key have a look at this page and call me for help connecting.

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