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Q: How can I check the new/current license status of my Windows 10 or 11 installation?


The user can run the script and check the status as follows:

  1. Open an elevated command prompt:
    1. On the Start page, type cmd, press and hold or right-click Command Prompt, and then tap or click Run as administrator.
  2. At the prompt, type: slmgr /dlv
  3. The license information will be listed and the user can forward the output to us.
  4. The license name will show as Windows Operating System - Windows(R), VOLUME_MAK channel, the MAK (Multiple Activation Key) part showing that this is the perpetual license.

Note - For machines using the KMS:

  • Windows 10, 11 - The KMS license name (180 days license, renewable with MIT KMS Server) will show as "Windows Operating System - Windows(R), VOLUME_KMSClient channel."
  • License Status for both Windows 10 or 11 should say "Licensed"

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August 05, 2022

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