Extend or Reset Windows Trial Period [Windows 8, 8.1, 7]

Extend or Reset Windows Trial Period [Windows 8, 8.1, 7]

If you are using Trial version of any Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1 or 7 and Microsoft allow to use this trial version for 30-90 days depends on Windows version. If Windows trial is going to expire then you can extend or reset Windows trial period from 30 days to 360 for Windows 7 and from Windows 8 or 8.1 you can extend trial from 90 days to 270 days. So, if you are using pirated version of Windows to test it which might be not safe you must install trial Windows and then reset trial to enjoy more trial days.

How to Reset Windows Trial

Today we will show you a little and very easy trick to extent or reset Windows 7 trial to 360 days and Windows 8, 8.1 to 279 days almost a full year. Sounds great right?

Reset Windows 8 or 8.1 Trial

We need to run few commands in Windows command prompt to extend or reset Windows 8 trial.

Press Win key from keyboard to and type “command Prompt”, Now in search results, right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator” option.


In the Command Prompt window type slmgr -rearm command and hit enter, you will get a notification “Command complete successfully”.



Close the Command Prompt, Restart your computer and you have successfully extended Windows trial period.

You can repeat these steps 3 times on Windows 8 or 8.1 to get maximum of 270 days trial.

Reset Windows 7 and Vista Trial

Press Windows key from keyboard and type cmd in the search box then right-click on the “Command Prompt” in the search results and select “Run as administrator” option.


You need to type the following command slmgr -rearm and hit enter, after running this command you will see a message “Command complete successfully”


Now restart your computer. You can use this command 3 times to get 120 days. 30 days of your windows after installation and 90 days after using this trick.

But this is not the end. Here is another trick to get more day s and extend Windows trial to 360 days.

Open Run window, press Win+R keys from keyboard then type regedit and hit enter to open Windows Registry.


Open the following path in Registry editor:

Windows 7: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
Windows Vista: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\SL

Here we need to change a value, right-click on SkipReam and click on modify and change “Value Data” form 0 to 1 and save it.


Now, run slmgr -rearm command in Windows Command Prompt for 8 times. It means you will add 360 days more trial days of Windows 7 or Vista.

Commands to check Windows license information

You can use slmgr command with different switches and get some Windows license information. Use slmgr /dlior to check some more details use slmgr /dlv.To see the Windows expiry date use slmgr /xprcommand

Share your experience when you try to extend Windows trial period.

Source: http://www.trickyways.com


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