If you have recently installed the trial version of Windows 7, then you may not want that trial to end after just 30 days. With so many features and extra tools to discover, you may need more time to decide whether you want to buy it or not.
To help you make this decision, we’re going to show you how to easily extend your Windows 7 trial from 30 days to 120. This does not require a product key and you don’t have to go to any sketchy websites in order to do it.
How do I extend my Windows 7 trial?
Extending your Windows 7 trial is relatively straightforward. You simply run a command prompt at the end of each 30 day period. This command will tell Windows to extend your trial, but you can only use it three times (120 days is the maximum limit for your trial).
Before running this command, it’s important to know how much time is left in your Windows 7 trial. To check that, go to your start menu and right click on the ‘Computer’ button. Click on ‘Properties’ on the menu that drops down. A window will pop up. On the bottom of that window there should be a ‘Windows activation’ header, under which you’ll find the length of time left in your trial.
Since the command prompt will reset this value to ’30 days left in trial’, it’s best to do it at the end of each 30 day period, like when you have 1 day remaining on your trial.
Once you decide that your computer is ready, you can go to the Start menu and search for ‘Command prompt’. Instead of just pressing enter, right-click the Command prompt link and select ‘Run as administrator’. Once the run box is open, simply type in:
Soon after typing that in, Windows should tell you to restart your computer to apply changes. Once you’ve done that, open up the computer properties window again to make sure your trial period has been extended.
This should work on all Windows 7 trial copies – regardless of where you got it from. But remember, it will stop working after you have run the command three times. Nevertheless, using this simple trick makes it incredibly easy to extend the length of your Windows 7 trial, and even novice computer users should have no trouble fixing a PC using this method.