One of the most annoying errors or messages that many users of Windows receive is that which indicates that the license will expire soon and this causes the computer to restart automatically every two hours until the activation process finishes.
Restart Windows Explorer Process
Sometimes it is enough to restart the Windows Explorer process, not file explorer, to be refreshed and thus avoid the deployment of this message.
For this, we must access the task manager:
- In the window of the task manager, we will go to the “Processes” tab, and there we will right-click on the process called “Windows Explorer” and select the option “End Task”:
- Once done, go to the “File” menu, and there we select the option “Run new task”:
- This new task will be “explorer.exe”:
- Press Enter or Ok to apply the changes. Now, we must access the command prompt as administrators and there execute the next line. Finally, we reset the system.
slmgr - rearm
Edit Group Policy License Windows 10, 8, 7
This option applies to Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions and consists of making some changes to the local policy responsible for managing system licenses.
- To access the policy editor, we will use “Win + R” key combination and execute the command gpedit.msc:
- In the displayed window we will go the following route:
Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update
- There, we must locate the policy called “No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installation” :
- We will double-click on this policy and in the new window, we must activate the “Enabled” box. Click on Apply and Accept to save the changes.
Disable License Services in Windows 10, 8, 7
The licensing of Windows links to some services that are responsible for reminding us that we must proceed with the activation of the product. Therefore, we can disable these services and thus avoid these annoying messages.
- To perform this action, we will use “WIN + R” key combination and execute the services.msc command.
- Press Enter or Ok, and in the open window we will locate the service called “Windows License Manager Service“:
- We will double-click on this service and set the Disabled status in the Start field
- Click on the Stop button
- Click on Apply and Accept to save the changes
6. Do the same for the Windows Update Service.
Edit Registry for Windows License 10, 8, 7
For this, it is advisable to create a backup of the registry before proceeding in case of some error.
Once created the backup copy, we open a console of PowerShell/CMD as administrators, and execute this:
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Software Protection Platform” /v NoGenTicket /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
By running this command, we have modified the Windows registry and in this way will prevent the Windows license from expiring soon so that the message above doesn’t appear.
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