How to fix "Your Windows license will expire soon" error in Windows 10?

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Why do licenses expire?

Although in a sense when you buy a license it will be available for use at indefinite or unlimited time for so to speak. Of course, please note that your license can expire for two reasons. The first of these is that you made a hardware change to your computer that affected the original version.

The second reason is that the retail license that you have purchased has errors and generates a big problem in the system. Licenses related to a service KMS they have a limited time for their expiration.



Commonly, licenses with this service last approximately 180 days in normal operation, at the end of this period they must be renewed. In this case, if your company goes through this, the manager must contact Windows and agree to renew the license.

If this last step is not performed, the license will expire and become invalid. That is why the message appears every time you turn on your computer "Your Windows license will expire soon".

How to check if the license we have is KMS or unlimited?

Check what kind of license your computer has and see if it is a service KMS or unlimited here we show you.

For this you must first log in to the command processor bring your computer, you can get the section using the acronym “CMD”.

Once there, proceed to write the command “slmgr.vbs / xpr”, then a tab will appear with the information we need. This tab will show (if any) when the computer license will expire or if this license is unlimited.

In other words, we will be given the information we need to know if our computer's license is OEM or Retail and unlimited. In case your computer has a KMS license, you will need to connect to the KMS server. This way you will see its status and you can renew it if necessary.



How to fix "Your Windows license will expire soon" error in Windows 10?

If your computer has been having this message on the home screen for a long time, don't worry, here you will learn how to fix it.

This article will focus on how to fix the problem in Windows 10. So if that's what you're dealing with, it will help you a lot. To start the process, the first thing to do is to press the keys at the same time "Windows" and "Pause" on the keyboard.

A system window will open in which we find the “Windows Activation” option. In it we can see if the Windows license we have is active or not. If the solution is active, it should be done automatically, otherwise don't shut down your computer, just restart it.

If not, restart the process Explorer in so that the license information is reloaded. If the card with the expiration warning keeps appearing, it will be because you have to activate your Windows 10, but how to do it?

It should be made clear that if your home computer has this warning, it is because in simple terms it has illegal Windows. In the following link we show you how to know if my Windows is genuine and is permanently activated?

That's why maybe our network doesn't have a connection to the KMS server to get our license validated. I mean, it might expire soon.


This means that for no apparent reason your Windows password has been changed or deleted from your computer.

So what you need to do is include your password again in Windows 10. You need to enter the menu "Settings" and look for the option "Security Update" and then "Activation".


Once there, click on the option "Change the product key" you can distinguish it by the key symbol.


There you need to enter the key to activate the operating system at the end you need to restart your computer to complete the process. This way you will see that your license will be activated and with a feature based on what your computer needs.

You may be interested in reviewing the following article which explains how to activate Windows 10 using serial or generic keys.


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