Want to install Windows 11 on your computer using a generic product key ? Upgrade an edition of Windows 11? You are in the right place ! In this article, I give you the list of Windows 11 generic keys provided by Microsoft to install or upgrade its new operating system.

Summary
  1. What is a generic Windows 11 product key for?
  2. Windows 11 Generic Product Key (Home, Pro, Enterprise…)
  3. KMS Generic Product Keys for Windows 11 (Home, Pro, Enterprise…)
  4. How to Change Product Key in Windows 11
    1. Method #1: via Settings
    2. Method #2: Via Command Prompt

What is a generic Windows 11 product key for?

generic Windows 11 product key allows you to install the operating system or migrate from one edition to another without reinstalling the system. It’s a great way to test out Microsoft’s new operating system. So, if Windows 11 refuses to install without a product key or you got the wrong edition, you can enter the appropriate generic key.

However, note that a generic key does not allow you to activate Windows 11 to enjoy all its features. It simply allows you to install Windows 11 and test it for up to 30 days. After the trial period is over, you need to purchase a commercial license to activate the system.

Windows 11 Generic Product Key

Also, note that there are two types of generic license key : RTM (Released To Manufacturing) or KMS (Key Management Service). To put it simply, the generic RTM keys were designed for users say “lambdas” (individuals), while the generic KMS keys are used by companies to activate several workstations using their own activation servers.

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To sum up, a Windows 11 generic key does not activate the system. It may simply allow you to install and test the system for a short time. It may also allow you to upgrade Windows 11 to a specific edition.

Come on, without further ado, here is the list of Windows 11 generic keys .

Windows 11 Generic Product Key (Home, Pro, Enterprise…)

Windows 11 editionRTM Generic Key
Windows 11 HomeYTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7
Windows 11 Home N4CPRK-NM3K3-X6XXQ-RXX86-WXCHW
Windows 11 ProVK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
Windows 11 Pro N2B87N-8KFHP-DKV6R-Y2C8J-PKCKT
Windows 11 Pro for WorkstationsDXG7C-N36C4-C4HTG-X4T3X-2YV77
Windows 11 Pro for Workstations NWYPNQ-8C467-V2W6J-TX4WX-WT2RQ
Windows 11 Pro Education8PTT6-RNW4C-6V7J2-C2D3X-MHBPB
Windows 11 Pro Education NGJTYN-HDMQY-FRR76-HVGC7-QPF8P
Windows 11 EducationYNMGQ-8RYV3-4PGQ3-C8XTP-7CFBY
Windows 11 Education N84NGF-MHBT6-FXBX8-QWJK7-DRR8H
Windows 11 EnterpriseXGVPP-NMH47-7TTHJ-W3FW7-8HV2C
Windows 11 Enterprise NWGGHN-J84D6-QYCPR-T7PJ7-X766F
Windows 11 Enterprise G NFW7NV-4T673-HF4VX-9X4MM-B4H4T

KMS Generic Product Keys for Windows 11 (Home, Pro, Enterprise…)

Windows 11 editionGeneric KMS key
Windows 11 HomeTX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99
Windows 11 Home N3KHY7-WNT83-DGQKR-F7HPR-844BM
Windows 11 ProW269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX
Windows 11 Pro NMH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9
Windows 11 Pro for WorkstationsNRG8B-VKK3Q-CXVCJ-9G2XF-6Q84J
Windows 11 Pro for Workstations N9FNHH-K3HBT-3W4TD-6383H-6XYWF
Windows 11 Pro Education6TP4R-GNPTD-KYYHQ-7B7DP-J447Y
Windows 11 Pro Education NYVWGF-BXNMC-HTQYQ-CPQ99-66QFC
Windows 11 EducationNW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2
Windows 11 Education N2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ
Windows 11 EnterpriseNPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43
Windows 11 Enterprise NDPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4
Windows 11 Enterprise GYYVX9-NTFWV-6MDM3-9PT4T-4M68B
Windows 11 Enterprise G N44RPN-FTY23-9VTTB-MP9BX-T84FV
Windows 11 Enterprise LTSC 2019M7XTQ-FN8P6-TTKYV-9D4CC-J462D
Windows 11 Enterprise N LTSC 201992NFX-8DJQP-P6BBQ-THF9C-7CG2H

How to Change Product Key in Windows 11

Generic product keys are very handy for switching between Windows 11 editions. In my example below, I walk you through how to upgrade from Windows 11 Home (Family) to Windows 11 Pro using a generic product key. However, note that the method is the same for other editions. Moreover, to carry out this tutorial, I voluntarily cut off my computer’s Internet connection, because by leaving the connection active, I got an error message. I don’t know if this will be the case with you. It’s up to you to try.

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Method #1: via Settings

1. Start by going to the Windows 11 settings. To do this, click on the start menu, then select ” Settings “. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Windowsi.

2. From the settings, click on ” System ” in the left pane, then on ” Activation ” in the right part.

3. Next, from the ” Activation ” window , click the ” Change ” button to change the Windows 11 Product Key.

Activate Windows 11 using a generic key

4. A new window will then open from which you must enter a product key . In my example, I fill in the Windows 11 Pro generic key, because as a reminder, I want to migrate from Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro. Then click “ Next ”.

5. Confirm upgrading your edition of Windows 11 by clicking the ” Start ” button.

6. Wait a few moments while preparing to upgrade…

7. When your computer restarts, the new features of Windows 11 Pro will install on your PC. Again, wait a few seconds…

8. Once restarted, you will find that your PC has successfully migrated to Windows 11 Professional.

✅ That’s it! You now know how to migrate from one edition of Windows 11 to another using a generic product key.

Method #2: Via Command Prompt

You can also change product key from a Command Prompt window. To do this, I invite you to follow these few instructions:

1. Open a new Command Prompt window  . To do this, click on the start menu, then search for ”  cmd  ” (without the quotes) and click on ”  Run as administrator  ” in the right pane.

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2. In Command Prompt, type the below command to change Windows 11 product key.Note : of course, replace the “X” with the generic key of your choice.

slmgr /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
Change Windows 11 Product Key from Command Prompt

3. If Windows 11 does not activate instantly, type the following command to force the activation process:

slmgr.vbs -ato

✅ That’s it, now you know how to change Windows 11 product key using Command Prompt.

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