If you don’t know How to solve the “Your Windows license will expire soon” problem on Windows 10, we are going to help you out. Genuine Windows 10 licenses do not have an expiration date, so they can be used indefinitely. However, there are some cases in which users receive that message from the operating system. But there are some solutions.
How to solve the “Your Windows license will expire soon” problem on Windows 10?
Check the date and time of the operating system
Windows 10 has a system that is responsible for synchronizing both the date and time automatically. However, it is possible that this system has stopped working properly for some reason.
This problem can confuse the operating system into thinking that the license has expired or is about to expire. Therefore, it is very important to check that both the date and time are set correctly in your Windows 10.
Check the expiration date of your Windows 10 license
The first step will be to check the expiration date of our Windows 10 license. We have mentioned before that the licenses of this operating system do not have an expiration date, but there is a possibility that you have purchased a cheap license from a seller not authorized by Microsoft.
To check the expiration date of our Windows 10 license, we will use the operating system command window. We can access this tool by typing “cmd”, in the search engine that appears in the Start menu.
When the command window opens, we need to enter “slmgr -xpr” and press Enter to run this system command. This command is used for the Windows 10 operating system to analyze the license that is activated and show its expiration date.
Delete and re-enter your license
If you’ve learned the expiration date for your Windows 10 license during the previous step, it may be because the key was not installed correctly.
Therefore, what we will do in this step is to uninstall our Windows 10 license, and reinstall it to verify that the problem is not due to a bug of this type.
To do this we first need to find out our Windows 10 license and copy it to a safe place. We can do this very easily with the ProduKey program.
Once you have written down the license of your Windows 10 operating system in a safe place, we can proceed.
Again we will make use of the Windows 10 command prompt, to enter the command “slmgr -rearm”.
Press the Enter key after you type the command.
Now we need to re-activate our license in Windows 10. To do this we need to access the “Settings” menu of Windows 10, and then enter the “Update and security” option.
Once you are inside, go to the right column and click on “Activation”. Now choose the option “Change product key”, to re-enter your Windows 10 license. Simply enter the key and then click “Next”.
Disable the license services
Disabling the license services will stop Windows 10 from showing you the “Your Windows license will expire soon” message. But if your license is really going to expire this will not solve the problem. This method might work if your Windows 10 is showing this message due to an error.
Press the key combination “Windows + R”, and then type “services.msc” and press OK.
This will open a window showing all the services that are running on Windows 10. All you have to do is look for the service called “Windows License Manager Service”.
Once you have found it, double click on it to access its configuration options.
Once you are inside the Windows License Manager Service configuration options, click on the “Stop” button. The next step is to go to “Startup Type”, open the window where it says “Manual” and change the setting to “Disabled”. Finally, click on the “OK” button to apply all the changes.
Update Windows 10 to the latest available version
If these methods did not solve your problem, you might want to update Windows 10 to the latest available version. Some errors might be solved just by updating the version.