How to Fix “Your Windows License Will Expire Soon” Error

Introduction

Recently one of my Windows 10 PC started throwing “Your Windows License Will Expire Soon” Error. Here are the steps I took to fix the error.

Steps to Fix “Your Windows License Will Expire Soon” Error

This short guide covers two steps to resolve “Your Windows License Will Expire Soon” Error:

  1. Retrieve Windows 10 Product Key with WMIC Command
  2. Resolve Windows 10 License error with SLMGR Command

Retrieve Windows 10 Product Key

Steps to Fix "Your Windows License Will Expire Soon" Error - Retrieve Windows 10 Product Key

The first step to resolve “Your Windows License Will Expire Soon” Error is to extract the product key. You do not need this for the second step but you may require the key if you need to call Microsoft to help re-activate Windows 10 for you.

Here are the steps:

  • Type cmd in search bar. The click Run as administrator.
Your Windows License Will Expire Soon
  • At the command prompt, type the command below. Then press enter.
WMIC path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey

The command will display your Windows 10 product key. See the highlighted portion of the image. Copy the product key and save it in a text file.


Resolve Windows 10 License Error with SLMGR Command

Here are the steps to resolve “Your Windows License Will Expire Soon” error message:

  • Type cmd in search bar. The click Run as administrator.
  • When command prompt opens, type this command then press enter.
SLMGR /REARM

The command resets the license status of the PC.

When you press enter to execute the last command, it will appear that nothing is happening. But after a while, you will receive the message:

“Command completed successfully. Please restart the system for the changes to take effect”

Your Windows License Will Expire Soon
  • Click OK to close the message. Then restart your PC.

Other Options to Fix “Your Windows License Will Expire Soon”

The last command should resolve “Your Windows License Will Expire Soon”. But in the rare instance that it does not, here are other things you can try:

  • Reinstall System License Files: To do this, run command prompt as administrator. Then type this command and press enter.
SLMGR /RILC
Your Windows License Will Expire Soon

After a while you will receive this message on your screen (Some of the messages are not shown in the image below)…

Your Windows License Will Expire Soon

Restart your PC.

Conclusion

One of the fixes discussed in this guide should resolve “Your Windows License Will Expire Soon” error.

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