Get Help Activating Microsoft Windows

This article describes how to use the built-in product activation features to find a telephone number for a Product Activation Center and activate your Microsoft product.

Things to know before you activate

Q: Do you have to call a Microsoft Product Activation Center to active a Microsoft product??

A: You do not have to call a Microsoft Product Activation Center to activate a Microsoft product. The Product Activation Wizard in the product can guide you through the activation process online. However, if you do not have an Internet connection, or if you experience an error, you may have to call a Microsoft Product Activation Center to activate the product.

Q: Do you have to locate the correct telephone number to call?

A: There are multiple Product Activation Centers worldwide. The correct telephone number is based on the product and your location. You can use the built-in product activation features to find a telephone number for a Product Activation Center.

Q: Is there a separate Activation Phone Number for Volume Licensing Products?

A: Yes, Microsoft Volume Licensing provides a separate activation experience. If you have used a Volume License or need more information about the activation telephone numbers for Volume Licensing products, see this article: Microsoft Volume Licensing Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers.

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To activate your Microsoft product, follow these steps apply for your product, whether it is an operating system or a program.

Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP

More Information

For more information about the activation telephone numbers for Volume Licensing products, see the following Microsoft website:

For more information about how to activate the products that are listed in this article, see the following Microsoft websites.

Note These are the same contact links that are provided in the individual sections for the listed products. These links are also provided here for your convenience.

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Article ID: 950929 - Last Review: 27 ፌብሩ 2017 - Revision: 6

Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP

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