Hello everyone. In this guide, we will be discussing Windows 10’s expiration. Before we start talking about it, I would lượt thích to explain that Windows 10 isn’t “free” as most of people think. It’s just like any product, it has an expiration date and you can always buy a license or a sản phẩm key khổng lồ keep using it. Lưu ý that:

Upgrading khổng lồ Windows 10 from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 will give you a miễn phí license for 1 year.Installing Windows 10 without a license will give you miễn phí access lớn Windows 10 for 30 days.

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Now, when this message show up, it’s either your license is really expired or it’s a problem that needs to be fixed. If you’re not sure if your copy is supposed to be valid or not, I would recommend that you contact Microsoft’s tư vấn Center.

But if you’re sure it’s a mistake, then it’s time to lớn fix it. Follow the following steps one by one lớn get through it.

How to lớn Fix Your Windows will expire soon in Windows 10 Step by Step:

Step 1: Just restart your computer

Before performing any fixes, it’s always better to lớn make sure it’s not just a one-time issue. So, if you are facing this error for the first time, it’s good to give your computer a couple of restarts & see if the problem vanishes.

If you still encounter it after rebooting your computer, then it’s serious và you need khổng lồ take some actions và that’s what we’re offering in the next steps. 


Step 2: Uninstall & delete your hàng hóa key

First of all, we are going khổng lồ reset the licensing status of the machine & reboot the computer. If it won’t work we will take the slightly more drastic measure of uninstalling your Windows 10 hàng hóa key và deleting it from your registry. That will allow us to lớn reinstall it later from scratch which will solve the problem in most cases.

Note that right after deleting your hàng hóa key, your computer may slow down or even freeze.

You will then need to lớn be patient and let your computer take its time và you will then be able to accomplish the task. But we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

One final thought… Make sure you have a copy of your product key before uninstalling it.

It should be in an e-mail from whoever sold or distributed Windows khổng lồ you, or on the box the Windows DVD or USB came in. Shortly, in Step 3, we’re going lớn reinstall it.

Ready lớn go? Follow me:

Type “cmd” in your start menu, right-click on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.

Now that you have fully deleted your License, continue to Step III to re-insert the product key.

Step 3: Use the Troubleshooter to detect và fix any issues

During this process, the troubleshooter will check any activation issue and try lớn fix it. It may also succeed in reactivating the sản phẩm key. If not, we’ll insert the key manually. Kiểm tra the steps below:

After rebooting your computer from the last step, head into Settings at your start menu.

If the troubleshooter didn’t succeed to activate your computer, then it’s time khổng lồ re-activate it manually: this is what Step 4 is for.

Step 4: Enter your product key manually

Get your sản phẩm key from the email or box we mentioned before & let’s enter it.

Now it’s time lớn restart your computer và see if the expiration message is gone.

If you encounter any problems using this way, or if the message isn’t gone, go on & follow the next step.

Step 5: Disable two services

We will try khổng lồ disable these two Windows services và see if they are the reason for the issue:

Windows License Manager ServiceWindows Update

I really wouldn’t recommend that you disable Windows update for more than a month because of the important security updates that Microsoft releases from time to lớn time. So we will vị it now and see if it solves your problem, but in about a month, re-enable Windows update & see if any major update is available. You can put this in your calendar.

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Type “run” in your start menu and choose Run or press Windows key + R to launch it.
Restart your computer for the changes to lớn take effect.

If the problem persists, then maybe you have a problem with your date và time settings. Step VI will help you fix it if it’s the case.

Step 6: kiểm tra your date và time settings

A license or product key has a production và an expiration date, just like food or medication. That’s why if your date / time settings are messed up, this might cause the issue you’re facing. That’s why I advise you to lớn take a look at it và fix whatever needs fixing. Here’s where you check and control it:

Now reboot your computer và see if the activation message is gone. Still there? It’s okay, Step VII will help you out.

Step 7: Restore your computer to lớn a previous point

If none of the previous steps helped you out, then you might need to perform a system restore. This will bring back your computer to lớn a previous state, before any errors happened that caused the expiration / activation problem.

After restarting your computer, check if you’re still getting the “expired” message.

Last hope: Reset Windows 10

Yeah, no one likes doing this, but if all the previous ways failed you, you have khổng lồ reset your Windows 10 lớn reach the root of the issue.

The good part is that resetting Windows 10 is a better alternative than a clean Windows 10 installation because you have the option to keep your files. But I always recommend that you backup your data on an external storage drive just in case.

This one should be your last choice if all the above methods failed, and I vị believe it will fix the problem. Here’s how to bởi it:

Open your Settings from the start menu.

After resetting, you’re less likely to face the license problem again, but if it shows up, just use the troubleshooter và re-enter the activation Key, as in Step III. This will be enough khổng lồ fix it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get rid of that annoying Windows activation notification?

Open Regedit by using the run command or by searching for it in either the start menu or file explorer. Next, type the following command:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrentVersion SoftwareProtectionPlatformActivation

After this, in the right pane of the registry editor, you will find REG_DWORD value ‘Manual’. Right-click on it and select Modify. In the Value Data window which appears, change the DWORD value to lớn 1.

How bởi I extend my Windows 10 license?

1 – If the device is new and Windows 10 was pre-installed by the manufacturer then the license is permanent. The license key for the edition installed by the manufacturer is embedded in the bios and using the following command in a Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin) will display the key (without the quotation marks, obviously):

“wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey” và press Enter.

2 – You can use the key lớn try & activate correctly by going to lớn Settings > Update and security, then select Activation then Change hàng hóa key.

3 – Enter the key displayed in the command window.

What happens if you don’t activate Windows?

Not much, as weird as that might seem. You’ll get a constant overlay in the down-right corner of your screen informing you that this version of Windows is not activated. That’s the most noticeable and, quite frankly, annoying thing. Other than that, you will not be able to lớn change the wallpaper, accent colors, themes, lock screen, and so on. Anything related to Personalization will be grayed out or not accessible. Additionally, some other apps và features might also get locked out, but nothing major. The overall system functionality will stay the same.

Is KMS activation safe?

Technically it is safe as long as you get it from the official source. However, do cảnh báo that this is an illegal activation tool, so tread carefully. We don’t recommend doing so because of the juridical implications.