This build of windows will expire on 5/1/2017...

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    windows 10

    This build of windows will expire on 5/1/2017...

    I recently replaced the faulty hard drive on my laptop. I reinstalled Windows 10. I am now getting this message
    "THIS BUILD OF WINDOWS WILL EXPIRE SOON" Your build of Windows will expire on 5/1/2017. If it expires, your PC will restart every few hours. Go online for more information.
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    Win 11 Pro 22000.708

    What build is installed?

    One way to find out is to run Winver.
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    Windows 11 Pro

    Did you download a fresh Windows 10 USB flash drive or DVD and install the newest version? As @bobkn is eluding to it sounds like you installed an old, out-of-date insider build of Windows 10. You can go here to download and update to the newest, released version:
    Download Windows 10
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    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Flyboy to Swabby---Excuse me Commander but the link you sent directed me to "Windows Media Creation Tool". I am a little inexperienced with this tool, but, will that also download Windows 10 Home? The directions also mention a license. Would that be my Windows account? I thank both you and bobkn for your help. I am at a loss because I am in Florida and my daughter who has the laptop is in school in New York. She is mailing me the pc today. So, knowing exactly what version is on the pc presently is a little tough.
    Commander "Fair Winds and Following Seas." and bobkn "thanks"
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro

    I got the Media Creation Tool a week ago and used it to download the .iso file which I used to burn the DVD. It gave me Version 1607 Build 14393.447. After doing a clean install for a client I then was able to update to build 14393.1066, the most current on my computers.
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