Switch Windows 10 License from KMS to MAK

 

First Make Sure your not having a OEM or Retail Version installed, before activate with a MAK Key

Run this command to find the Edition installed

slmgr -dli

License Type Description
Retail This when you buy a Full Packaged Product (FPP), commonly known as a “boxed copy”, of Windows from a retail merchant or purchases Windows online from the Microsoft Store. Product keys can be transferred to another PC.
OEM Product keys are issued by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and are not-for-resale and may not be transferred to another computer. They may, however, be transferred with the computer if the computer is transferred to new ownership. If the OEM PC came preinstalled with Windows 8 or Windows 10, then the product key will be embedded in the UEFI firmware chip.
Volume KMS Client and Volume MAK product keys, are volume license keys that are not-for-resale. They are issued by organizations for use on client computers associated in some way with the organization. Volume license keys may not be transferred with the computer if the computer changes ownership. This form of licensing typically applies for business, government and educational institutions, with prices for volume licensing varying depending on the type, quantity and applicable subscription-term. A volume license key (VLK) denotes the product key used when installing software licensed in bulk, which allows a single product key to be used for multiple installations. For example, the Windows Enterprise edition is activated with a volume license key.

Below are some commands that can be used to convert a Windows 7/8/10 machine from KMS licensing over to MAK by using a MAK key:

  1. Open an administrative command prompt (or run a remote psexec shell or remote PowerShell).
  2. Change directory to C:\Windows\System32
  3. Run the following command to uninstall the current product key on the system:
    cscript slmgr.vbs /upk
  4. Install the new MAK key using the following command:
    cscript slmgr.vbs /ipk TypeYourMAKkeyHereWith-
  5. Once the new key is installed, activate it using the following command:
    cscript slmgr.vbs /ato
  6. You can check the licensing status using the following command:
    cscript slmgr.vbs /dlv
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