KMSPico is an activator for Microsoft Windows and Office products.
Introduction to KMSPico
KMS extends for Key Management Service. It’s a technology Microsoft uses to activate devices deployed in bulk (e.g., in a corporate environment). The software running on these devices are in the volume license channel while what you buy off shelves are from the retail channel.
Therefore, tools like KMSPico, simply replace the installed key (if any) with a volume license key, create an emulated instance of a KMS server on your machine and force the products to activate against this KMS server.
KMSPico runs on any Windows 8 and older, or Windows Server 2012 R2 and older. Additionally, works on Windows 7 but .Net Framework 4 is required, a feature that comes pre-installed and enabled since Windows 8. You can get .Net Framework 4 here.
This activator only supports some Windows versions and/or specific editions. Make sure the Windows you will attempt to activate is listed below.
- Windows Vista Business (N) and Enterprise (N)
- Windows 7 Professional (N) and Enterprise (N)
- Windows 8/8.1 (any edition is supported)
- Windows 10 (all editions and versions are supported: Threshold 1 , Threshold 2 , Redstone 1  and Redstone 2 [Insider builds])
- Windows Server 2008 Standard, Datacenter, Enterprise and 2008R2 Standard, Datacenter, Enterprise
- Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter and 2012R2 Standard or Datacenter
- Windows Server 2016 (Theorically, according with developers)
In addition, it supports latest versions of Office suite starting on 2010 edition.
- Office 2010
- Office 2013
- Office 2016
Getting started with KMSPico
KMSPico is a common and popular KMS activator, and rapidly similar tools with the same name appeared on the web, however those intend to harm your computer with malware. Finding the original tool isn’t easy and that’s why I am providing the official Setup and Portable edition.
Use the below buttons to either download the Setup or Portable version
The latest KMSPico version is 10.2.0 – 31st of August, 2016
How to use it
I will guide you how to use this tool. It’s as simple as clicking a button.
First of all, if you had KMSPico before on your current system, is strongly recommended to run UnInstall_Service.cmd with admin rights (right-click and then click on Run as administrator)
Disable your antivirus. I recommend you to disable any protection software, including Windows Defender on Windows 10. The KMSPico will be reported as a threat, but that’s a false positive warning. Disabling the real time protection feature should be enough to install the program without any error.
Afterwards, run the Setup file and follow instructions to install.
Add KMSPico to exclusion list before run it. I recommend to add the directory %ProgramFiles%\KMSpico\ to exclusion list. If your antivirus doesn’t support excluding folders, add the files KMSELDI.exe, Service_KMS.exe and Autopico.exe.
In conclusion, go to your Start Menu, under KMSPico folder, run KMSPico. Then click on the red button and wait. Keep in mind it will ONLY activate software that isn’t licensed yet. Imagine you have an original copy of Windows and Office isn’t activated, the program won’t touch on Windows licensing.