How To Activate Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft seems to have its best team working on Windows 10, and the reviews have been very positive so far. Users have found the Technical Preview to be generally usable, and while there were a few bugs in the mix, some have even managed to make Windows 10 TP their default OS (though it is not recommended). With each new update, Windows 10 brings new features and apps, but also a few extra bugs. One bug that was introduced by Windows 10 10061 induced the People app to crash persistently. While you can fix that problem in a few simple steps, there are some other issues that remain. A somewhat minor nuisance is the constant presence of the watermark prompting users to activate Windows 10. This isn’t a universal issue, but a lot of users have been getting this message. If you are seeing this moniker on your device, read on and find out how to ensure you are using an activated copy of Windows 10 TP.

Since Windows 10 Technical Preview is free to use. Hence, it isn’t wrong to activate it using the method outlined below. We are basically just telling you how to get rid of a bug that seems to have arisen with the 10061 update. The fix shouldn’t (and most probably wouldn’t) work in later releases of Windows 10.

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Using Command Prompt To Activate Windows 10 TP

As one might expect, the method to activate Windows 10 TP involves using command prompt. What we are aiming to do is getting the OS to recognize a default, universal key as your current product key.

  1. Login to your computer with an administrator account.
  2. Go to run. Type and enter CMD. This will take you to the command prompt. You can also open it manually, of course.
  3. Within command prompt, enter the following command;
    slmgr.vbs -ipk PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK
  4. Wait for the command to finish execution. Only when the cursor reappears, close the window.
  5. Restart your device.

If the above method did not work for you, try searching for a new Windows 10 TP key and replace the “PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK” part in step 3.

It might not be very important for everyone to activate Windows 10 TP due to the OS’ frequent updates. However, for those who want to make sure everything is prim and proper, the above steps are sure to be helpful.