KMSpico for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 10.2.0
  • 3.8
  • (1381)
  • Security Status

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Swati Mishra
Swati MishraUpdated 2 years ago

Free key management system activator

Office suites and operating systems are becoming more expensive as they get more sophisticated and advanced. KMSpico is a key management system activation app that allows users to activate Microsoft products, like Windows and Office, without purchasing a license key. By using this tool, users will be able to enjoy all of MS Office and Windows’ premium features without any trial expiration. It comes in small file size with simple installation, so you could open all the best features of Microsoft software easily. 

Simple activation

A key management system (KMS) is essentially a technology that allows users to activate certain services via the local network. With KMSPico, you can activate your Windows OS or Office products without connecting to Microsoft servers. The software bypasses the entire process and simply replaces the existing key with a new one. With this, the Windows activate via the KMS server rather than the MAK server, as is the norm. More so, by generating a new key, it postpones Windows activation—typically by 180 days. 

The activation, however, does not happen in an instant. Users will need to run the activator first and wait a couple of minutes before the software gets fully activated. After that, the process will take place in the backend automatically, needing no manual interference from the user's end. 

KMSPico may bypass the usual process of OS activation, but that does not mean it affects the performance. On the contrary, the Windows and the package, once activated, will run with all the features. With this, you can get the most out of your PC without the original product key. There are cases that the activation will not go through, but you can simply start over until you activate your Windows and MS Office package. To confirm if your Windows and MS Office are activated, you can check your computer properties under My Computer. 

Be wary of the fakes

KMSPico creates an emulated instance of KMs server locally and avoids online activation. With this, your Windows system cannot connect to an online server. It also continues to work with the replaced license key, thinking it is the original one. That is why antivirus apps and Windows Defender sometimes spot KMSPico as a virus

But that doesn’t mean that the app full of malware. KMSPico is an application that is clear of virus or Trojan, that is if you install the legitimate one. Various websites claim to be an official site, so you need to be wary of those to avoid downloading an app full of viruses.

Aside from the antivirus alert, there are also other problems you might run into while using KMSPico. For one, some anti-virus apps may block it. When this occurs, you can try out other options, such as HWID Windows Activator. Additionally, the app sometimes requires you to do a fresh install for it to work properly. 

Use with a lot of caution

KMSPico is a useful tool to have when you want to activate your office suites and operating systems without buying the original license. The app is free and simplifies the process of activation, so you can work on your computer in no time. However, installing the app poses a big risk in your digital security—especially since there are lots of fake ones out there. So, while it can be a big help, you need to download and use the app with utmost caution.


  • Activates OS and MS Office package without the original license key
  • Simple activation process
  • Lightweight and easy to install
  • Activates premium features without trial expiration


  • Some activation fails
  • Sometimes spotted as malware by antivirus apps
  • May cause problems with the OS
  • Sometimes requires fresh installs to work properly

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KMSpico for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 10.2.0
  • 3.8
  • (1381)
  • Security Status

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