Switch from orgsnisation KMS server to Microsoft Activation service

Dear Microsoft community,

Is there a way to switch from the organisation KMS server to the official Microsoft activation service. Currently a PC is using a custom KMS server and I want to remove the key & the KMS server from that PC and enter a new key and activate using the Microsoft activation service. Can this be done?

Hi Prasad,

To convert, do the following:

• Press Windows Key + R
• Type cmd in the run command line and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER to gain administrative access
• Type: slmgr.vbs -ipk <enter your 25 digit Windows 10 RETAIL product key here> and press enter
example: slmgr.vbs -ipk 12345ABCDE12345ABCD12345
• Then type: slmgr.vbs -ato

If you have no 25-digit Windows 10 Retail Key and the PC was purchased with pre-installed OEM license, you need to use the following Generic Key:

YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7 – If your had had Home version even if you upgraded to Pro through Windows Store

VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T – If you had Pro. PC was purchased as Pro not upgraded from Home

BT79Q-G7N6G-PGBYW-4YWX6-6F4BT – If you had a Single Language edition

These Generic keys will just convert KMS to OEM but will not activate Windows. To activate, you need to go through the digital activation after the conversion by signing in with the Microsoft Account where your Digital Key is associated. To do that, go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation > Add an account

* Note: If the activation says "Windows is activated with a digital license lined to your Microsoft Account", no need to do anything.

If my suggestion did not solve the issue, please reply back so we can try another solution.


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Last updated May 14, 2021 Views 2,699 Applies to: