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Fix Your Windows License Will Expire Soon Error On Windows 10 (Easy Guide)

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So you see this message on your Windows 10 computer which says “Your Windows license will expire soon”. And you want to get this issue fixed once and for all?

Well in this guide, I’m going to show you step by step on how you can easily fix this issue.

The Reason Behind This Error

This happens in most cases when you have recently upgraded to or installed Windows 10 and by some reason, your activation key might have been rejected.

This can also happen when you have entered a wrong activation key as well.

In many scenarios, it can also happen where you have been using your Windows 10 computer for over a year and out of the blue your computer starts showing this error.

But in this guide, I’ll walk you through exactly on how you can troubleshoot this error of your Windows 10 computer giving the “Your Windows License Will Expire Soon” message.

Use Your Previous Activation Key Again

This method is applicable if you have used a product key before to activate your computer.

To implement this method, all you have to do is find your previous product key and use it again to activate your computer.

To do so, just follow the above steps…

Firstly you right click on an empty area of your taskbar and then go to “Task Manager”.

Open up your task manager

And then you will open up your “Task Manager”. All you do now is click on the top left corner which says “File” and then click on “Run new task”.

Create a "run new task"

And once you open the “create new task” command, simply type in “cmd” in the box. Also, do click the box which says “Create this task with administrative privileges.”

Type "cmd"

After that, you will open up your command prompt. And all you do now is paste in the above command…

wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey

And then you press enter.

Add the command prompt code

After that, you will see your previously used Windows 10 activation key appear. All you do now is a copy that key.

And then go to your search box and type in “Activation” and then you will the application appear with the description which says “System settings”.

Search for "Activation"

And all you do now is click on that and then you will open up a new tab.

You will see this option which says “Change product key” and you click on that.

Click on "change product key"

After that, you paste in your previous activation key.

Paste your previously used product key

And click “Next” and then “Activate”.

And hopefully, you will then no longer see that error where it says that your “Windows 10 License will expire soon”.

Try Activating Your Windows 10 Computer

This is a method where you activate your Windows 10 computer without needing a product key.

And through this, you will have hopefully fixed this issue of your Windows 10 computer giving you this error message which says “Your Windows license will expire soon”.

The Windows 10 activation process is pretty simple and it can be done in various different methods.

Either by using your command prompt or by using the batch file method.

Both the methods are pretty easy and will hopefully resolve your issue.

Make A Few Changes To Your Computer

This is the third method which you can use to fix this issue of your Windows 10 computer sending you this error message that “your Windows license will expire soon”.

To do so, just go through the above steps…

Firstly go to your search box and type in “View local services”. You will see it have a description which says “control panel”.

View local services

And then, you click on the application. After that, you open up a new tab.

Then, you scroll a bit down and double click on this file which says “Windows License Manager Service”.

Click on "Windows license manager service"

Then, you will see your “startup type” set to “Manual” in default. And all you do now is simply change it to “Disabled”.

Windows license manager service properties (Local Computer)

Then, click on “Stop” and “Apply”.

After doing this, you find this file which says “Windows update”.

Click on "Windows Update"

And you double click it and then change the “startup type” to “disabled”.

Windows update properties (local computer)

Click on “Apply” and then “OK”.

After that, you restart your Windows 10 computer and hopefully, you will have resolved the “license will expire” issue.

Additional Thoughts

You can also try implementing the methods above as well to fix the license will expire soon issue

  • You can try contacting your manufacturer. The Microsoft support team will surely try its best to help you out.
  • Try restarting your PC and give it a few days and repeat the first method again.

Conclusion

So this is a step by step guide on how you can exactly fix this issue of your computer giving this error message which says “Your Windows license will expire soon”.

Hope you could resolve all the errors.

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Also, feel free to comment down below if you have any queries.

Till next time, Cheers!

Also, you might like reading this article on how to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

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