We need to do is run a script in the windows\system32 folder called slmgr.vbs. Check the steps below:
- Bring up a Command Prompt.
- Type slmgr.vbs –rearm, and press ENTER.
- Restart the computer.
You computer has now extended the evaluation period 60 days!!! You can re-arm up to 3 times giving you an activation-free trial period of a total of 240 days!!
How Much Time Is Remaining in the Evaluation Period
You can find out by running the same script this time with different switch:
- Type slmgr.vbs -dli, and the current status of the evaluation period is displayed. (the dli switch means – display license information)
If you want to find out what else you can do with the script type slmgr.vbs –? and you’ll get a full list and explanation of all the switches.