Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, bringing a fresh new look and many new features to your PC. However, to install and activate Windows 11, you need a valid product key. While Microsoft offers Windows 11 as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 users, others need to purchase a license to activate the new OS.
In this blog post, I’ll provide a list of working Windows 11 product keys that you can use to activate your copy of Windows 11. I’ll also discuss the different ways to get a legitimate product key, tips on properly activating Windows 11 using a product key, and answers to some frequently asked questions about Windows 11 product keys.
List of Working Windows 11 Product Keys
Here is a list of 25 working Windows 11 product keys that you can use to activate your copy of Windows 11: Windows 11 Activation Keys list Updated:
These keys have been tested and confirmed to be valid for activating Windows 11. Just copy the key you want to use and enter it when prompted during Windows 11 installation or activation.
Note: these keys can only activate 1 PC each, so choose carefully if activating multiple PCs.
Recommendation: You can try the Windows 11 Lite without the need for activation keys.
Where to Get a Legit Windows 11 Product Key
There are a few ways to get a valid, authentic Windows 11 product key:
- Purchase from Microsoft – You can buy an official Windows 11 product key directly from Microsoft online or from an authorized retailer. This ensures you get a genuine, working key.
- Come with a new PC – If you purchase a new PC with Windows 11 pre-installed, it will come with an OEM product key printed on a sticker or embedded in the firmware. This can be used to reinstall Windows 11 on that PC.
- Upgrade from Windows 10 – Customers with eligible Windows 10 licenses can upgrade to Windows 11 for free, without needing a new product key. Your digital license will automatically activate.
- Volume licensing – Organizations can get volume license keys for multiple Windows 11 installs from Microsoft or a reseller. Employees can then activate using the organization’s license key.
Always be sure to obtain product keys from authorized sources to avoid getting blacklisted keys. Never buy cheap gray market keys of unknown origin, as they likely won’t work permanently.
How to Activate Windows 11 Using a Product Key
Here are the steps to activate Windows 11 using a product key:
- First, install Windows 11 normally without entering a key. Skip activation when prompted.
- Once the installation completes, go to Settings > Windows Activation.
- Click on “Change product key” and enter your Windows 11 product key.
- The system will attempt to activate automatically over the internet. If it fails, you can activate it by phone instead.
- At the activation page, click “Troubleshoot” and then “I want to speak to a person” to talk to a Microsoft agent and activate via phone.
- Follow the agent’s steps to complete the phone activation using your product key.
- After successful activation, you should see Windows 11 is now activated and genuine in the activation settings.
That’s all there is to it! With a working product key, you can activate and get the most out of your Windows 11 experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some common questions about Windows 11 product keys:
Do I need a new Windows 11 product key if I upgrade from Windows 10?
No, your existing Windows 10 license will carry over automatically when upgrading, so you don’t need a new key.
Where can I find my existing Windows 11 product key?
You can recover your product key by going to Settings > System > About. Look for the Windows activation section and click “Change product key” to see your current key.
How many times can a Windows 11 key be used?
Retail keys can only activate one PC while OEM keys are tied to the motherboard they’re first used on. Volume license keys often permit activations on a limited number of devices.
What happens if I use a pirated product key?
Pirated keys are illegal and often get blacklisted by Microsoft after some time, causing your Windows 11 to be deactivated. Always use a legitimate key.
Can I transfer my Windows 11 license to a new PC?
Retail keys can be transferred while OEM keys are bound to the original PC they came with. You’ll need to buy a new key when changing the motherboard.
Do I need an internet connection to activate Windows 11?
Yes, your PC needs to connect to Microsoft’s activation servers to activate. If offline, you can activate it via phone.
That wraps up this guide on getting working Windows 11 product keys. With the keys listed here, you can start activating and using Windows 11 right away. Just be sure to obtain your license from official channels. Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions!