If you have enlisted in the Windows Insider Program to get an insider preview build of Windows well ahead of any standard users, then it is possible that you may encounter this error message “This Build of Windows will expire soon” at least once on your computer. In case if you are experiencing this situation at your end, no need to worry. Follow these fixes and the problem will be fixed pretty quickly. But before going on ahead for the main solutions, you should try out these workarounds to test out some simpler fixes.
1. Restart your computer and after restarting, check if you are still shown the error message.
2. Check if any Windows Update is pending or not. If a update is pending, complete the update process.
If any of these workarounds didn’t work out, go for these fixes-
Fix-1 Check Date & Time settings-
Any corruption in the time-date settings can cause this problem. Follow these steps to modify Time/Date settings-
1. Press Windows key+I together to open Settings window on your computer. Now, click on “Time & Language” in Settings window.
2. Under Time & Language settings, on the left hand side click on “Date & time“,
3. Then on the right hand side of the same window, under Current date and time settings, toggle “Set time automatically” to “Off“.
4. Now, under ‘Set the date and time manually‘, click on “Change“.
5. In Change date and time window, click on “Date” to change the date to the actual date.
6. Repeat the same feat for “Time” by setting the right time. Click on “Change“.
Check if the error message is still appearing or not.
Fix-2 Manually try to update your Windows build-
Manually updating the Windows Insider build will update the OS to the latest build.
1. Open Windows Settings by pressing Windows key+I together. Now, scroll down and then click on the last settings, “Update & Security“.
2. In Update & Security settings, on the left hand side, scroll down and click on “Windows Insider Program“.
3. On the right side of the window, check if any update option is available or not.
Windows will download and install the latest preview build on your computer.
Your problem will be solved.
Fix-3 Check Activation status of your account-
It is possible that your computer is not activated, which can cause this problem.
1. Press Windows key+I to open Settings window on your computer. Now, click on “Updates & Security” settings.
2. In Updates & Security window, scroll down on the left side to find “Activation“.
You can check activation status beside “Activation” on the right side of Settings window.
In case, if you notice “Windows is activated” in the right hand side of Settings window, then this is not causing the problem.
If you see “Windows is not activated” or “Windows activation has expired on…” message, then you will need to activate your Windows 10.
After activating your Windows 10, the problem should be solved.
Fix-4 Run Automatic Repairs-
Running Automatic Repair may solve the issue for you.
1. Press Windows Icon+I together to open Settings window on your computer. Now, click on “Update and Security“.
2. Now, on the left pane, click on “Recovery“.
3. Scroll down and under ‘Advanced Startup‘, then click on “Restart Now“.
4. Your computer will be booted into Windows RE mode. If you are asked, ‘Choose an option‘, simply click on “Troubleshoot“.
5. In Troubleshooting window, click on “Advanced options“.
6. In Advanced options window. click on “Startup Repair” to start up the repair process.
Now, Startup Repair will look for the issue which may cause this problem.
This process will take some time.
Once the process is complete boot back to Windows 10 and further check if you are experiencing the same issue or not.
The problem should be fixed.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.