Microsoft found real success with Windows 10, especially because a lot of users and experts panned Windows 8.1. Like almost every version of Windows that the brand has launched, Windows 10 must be activated before it can be used. For a while, Microsoft did allow users to upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 for free, but now, you need a key.

In this post, we are discussing more on buying and using Windows 10 Pro Key.

Do I really need a key?

Windows 10 comes in three different editions. The Home edition is meant for noncommercial use, while Windows 10 Professional is meant for small businesses. The third edition is called Pro for Workstations. The key for using Windows 10 is meant to be a license to officially and legitimately use the OS. The good news is you can download and install Windows 10 Pro on your computer for free, but most of the advanced features and inclusions will not be accessible. It is rather annoying to get the flashing message of “Active Windows 10” while you are working on your system, plus you cannot use a lot of personalization features.

Buying Windows 10 product keys

Well, if you want to buy a key for Windows 10, make sure that you have downloaded and installed the right version of the OS on your system. Next, you can either choose to buy the key from Microsoft’s official store, or can check websites that have retail keys for Windows 10 at a discount. The discount is a result of buying Windows 10 keys in bulk from resellers, and these websites, at least most of them, are genuine. The key will be sent to you on your email once the payment is made. To use the key, just go to the “Settings” section after installing Windows 10, and you will fid the activation choice in the “Update & security” section.

Things to note

Each Windows 10 Pro key can be used for the Professional version only and only for one system at a time. In other words, you cannot use the same key for different computers or laptops. If you are buying on a third-party store, make ensure that the website is genuine and will offer help, just in case you are unable to use the key or there is an issue with activation.

Activated Windows 10 Pro is probably the best version of Windows in years.