Windows 10 is a Microsoft operating system for personal computers, tablets, embedded devices and internet of things devices. Windows 10 was released in July 2015 by Microsoft.
To activate windows 10, you need to have a windows product key or windows Digital License. Windows 10 activation process is done by following one of these two processes:
When you want to activate windows 10 on your pc or laptop, you will be prompted to enter windows product key. You need to enter the 25 digit alphanumeric unique code to activate windows. Windows activation key looks like: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.
Windows Activation is also done by using digital license. Digital License is also known as Digital Entitlement. When you are activating windows 10 with digital license, you don't need to enter product key. Digital Licenses are connected to Microsoft account. When your pc or laptop is connected to internet & you login to Microsoft account, your windows will be activated by digital license automatically.
Microsoft Windows 10 integrated support for multifactor authentication technologies. Windows 10 allowing users to log in with a fingerprint scan, iris scan or facial recognition technology.
Windows 10 Operating system provides virtualization-based security tools such as Isolated User Mode, Windows Defender Device Guard and Windows Defender Credential Guard.
In windows 10, you data, processes, account details, credentials is completely secured. Windows 10 also use BitLocker encryption to protect data in motion between users devices, storage hardware, emails and cloud services.
The system requirements to install & activate window 10 are different for pc/laptop & mobile devices. Both of the system requirements are given below:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or system-on-a-chip (SoC)
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0
RAM: 1 GB
Flash Storage: 8 GB
Screen Resolution: 32 bits of color per pixel, and 720p
Processor: Snapdragon SoC from Qualcomm Technologies
If you want to complete windows 10 activation process, you need to enter the product key. Finding your product key for windows 10 depends on how you got the copy of windows.
If you have purchased windows copy from authorized retailer, then you will get the product key on a label or card inside the box that Windows came in.
The product key is preinstalled on your pc or included on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached to the PC.
If you bought windows copy from Microsoft official website, then you will receive the product key on the Email you used at Microsoft account. If you bought Windows 10, you'll receive a digital license instead of a product key. You can use the digital license for activation.
If you upgraded to Windows 10 for free from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you should have a digital license instead of a product key.