FIX: TeamViewer trial has expired

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TeamViewer is a proprietary remote control and desktop sharing app that is available in non-commercial as well as commercial versions. If you have selected commercial or both of the above option during installation, TeamViewer will display your trial has expired error after 15 days of installation.

Additionally, TeamViewer will automatically classify your usage as commercial if the system it is installed on is running Microsoft Windows Server operating system.

Now, if you have accidentally selected the commercial version during installation, then here is how to get rid of this error and reinstall TeamViewer.

In this article, we show you how to fix the TeamViewer trial has expired error in Windows and continue using the app without any issues.

How do I fix the TeamViewer trial has expired error?

1. Uninstall and reinstall TeamViewer

TeamViewer trial has expired

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  2. Type control and click OK to open Control Panel.
  3. In Control Panel, click on Uninstall under Programs.
  4. From the list of installed apps, select TeamViewer.
  5. Click on Uninstall and then click Yes to confirm the action.
  6. Wait for Windows to uninstall TeamViewer from the system.

Once TeamViewer is uninstalled, we need to remove all the leftover files associated with the software. If not, during installation, TeamViewer will recognize the software to have installed before and will show the same error.

1.1 Clean TeamViewer files

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      1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the following location: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming


      1. In the Roaming folder, right-click on the TeamViewer folder and select Delete.
      2. Click Yes if prompted by UAC.
      3. Next, navigate to the following location:C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86)
    1. Delete the TeamViewer folder if it exists.
    2. Once you have deleted all the TeamViewer related folders, proceed to clear the registry entries.

1.2 Clean TeamViewer registry entries

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  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  2. Type regedit and click OK to open Registry Editor.
  3. In Registry Editor, go to the following location: Computer/HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/TeamViewer
  4. Right-click on TeamView key and select Delete.
  5. Next, navigate to the following location: Computer/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/WOW6432/Node/TeamViewer
  6. Once you have deleted the corresponding keys, close Registry Editor.
  7. Reboot the computer.

1.3 Reinstall TeamViewer

  1. Download the latest version of TeamViewer from the official website.
  2. Double-click on the installer to proceed with the installation.
  3. Make sure you select the Personal / Non-commercial use option and then click on Finish.
  4. Launch the app once installed and check if the TeamViewer trial has expired error is resolved.

2. What if a licensed device shows trial has expired error?

TeamViewer commercial error

  1. If you have purchased a commercial license to use TeamViewer and still getting the trial has expired error, do the following.
  2. Make sure you are signed into the account. The TeamViewer license is associated with the user accounts.
  3. TeamViewer won’t recognize the license unless the user logins with a valid account.
  4. Next, make sure you are signed in with a valid user account to avoid any licensing errors.

The TeamViewer trial has expired error occurs if the trial period for commercial version has ended or if the user accidentally installed the commercial version. You can fix the issue by uninstalling the software and cleaning the TeamViewer files, followed by reinstallation.

FAQs: Learn more about TeamViewer trial has expired issue

  • How do I fix the expired TeamViewer trial period?

To fix the trial has expired error, first uninstall TeamViewer. Next, delete all the folders related to TeamViewer from the installation directory. Next, delete any remaining registry entries from Registry Editor and reinstall TeamViewer.

  • How do I delete the registry entries in TeamViewer?

Manually deleting registries isn’t such a good idea, so consider using one of the registry cleaner tools included in this list.

  • Do I need to pay for TeamViewer?

The personal license for TeamViewer is completely free, although organizations cannot opt for it. They can, however, opt for some of the alternatives that are included in this article.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in April 2020 and was revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.