Your Windows Licence Will Expire Soon Windows 10 (expiration on monday february 29,2016)

Hi all,

I got this message today (14th February 2016). the message says that my windows license will expire soon and I have to go to settings to activate, when I go to settings, activation,  There is a button that says activate but nothing happens when I press it. It also gives me the option to change the product key but I don't have one since I upgraded to Win10 from Win 8.1 through the " Upgrade to Windows 10 notification reservation icon in the bottom toolbar". Is there anything I can do to fix this?

  • My windows is up to date (last checked today 14th February 2016).   
  • No changes were made in the system.
  • Screenshots attached (product ID & product key extension are erased).

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Hello Ahmed,

Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

It's unfortunate that you are facing this issue. We will be glad to assist you.

Share this information to assist you better.

  1. Which is the Windows 10 edition installed in your computer?
  2. Have you tried updating to the current build using the iso?

I suggest you to sign out from the current user account, restart the PC and login to the either administrator account or the Microsoft account to check, if that helps.
Let’s try to refer to the Microsoft article link below and check, if the issue still persists.
Sign in with a Microsoft account:

If the issue persists,

Please perform the steps mentioned below and see if it helps.

a: Press Windows key + X.

b: Then click Command Prompt(admin)

c: Now type the following command and then hit enter

slmgr -rearm

d: Now restart the computer.

Do get back to us for any issues pertaining in the future. We will be happy to help.

How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center by telephone:

Refer the link for more information.

Hope this information helps. Do revert back to us with the outcome, so that we can assist you further.

Rakesh C N

Microsoft Community.

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