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An guide how to activate Windows 11 Pro for free

Why?

Because you will get some more features like an Bitlocker and host your device as an External Desktop which can be accessed through the internet

Am i also able to switch from any other edition to Pro?

The answer is yes! You can switch from almost any edition to Pro completely for free!

Note for users with unactivated Pro edition

People which already have Pro, but not activated, can skip to this step.

Getting started

What you first need to do is open CMD (Command Prompt) as Administrator using this keyboard key:

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Setting up KVM with GPU passthrough in Debian Buster

Here's how to set up a Windows 11 virtual machine in KVM with PCI passthrough. The VM will have access to an NVIDIA graphics card while the host machine (running Debian Buster) uses Intel integrated graphics. This is mostly for my own reference so I don't forget how I did it.

Hardware

  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700 (16) with integrated graphics: this will be used as the graphics card for the host machine running Arch Linux
  • Gigabyte NVIDIA Geforce RTX40601070: this will be used as the graphics card for the Windows 11 VM

Step 1: Enable IOMMU

In order to do hardware passthrough with KVM at all, you need to enable the Intel Vt-d virtualization extensions. Edit /etc/default/grub and edit the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line so that it reads like: