One common mistake most people commit while installing Teamviewer on their system is that, they forget to select the option ‘For Personal Use’ and instead install with the default option ‘For Commercial Use’. As a result teamviewer stops functioning after a couple of days from installation. Even though you are genuinely using it for personal use you’ll no longer be able to use Teamviewer.

Here’s a solution to fix this problem :

1> First uninstall the copy of Teamviewer from your system. This can be done with free uninstallers or by using Window’s default ‘Add or remove‘ program which can be found at: ‘Start’ –> ‘Settings’ –> ‘Control Panel’

2> Click on Start –> Run –> type %appdata% –> delete TeamViewer folder and also delete “C:\\Program Files\\Teamviewer

3> Delete registry folder: hkcu/software/teamviewer and hklm/software/teamviewer

4> Refer to this tutorial to change the MAC Address: http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/changemac

5> Clean your systems registry – you can use a free registry cleaner for this purpose- http://www.techbuzz.in/how-can-i-clean-my-computer-registry-for-free.php

6> Once you have completely wiped out Teamviewer out of your system – install a fresh copy of Teamviewer. Ensure you select the option ‘Personal Use’ (I’m assuming that you are playing fair here) !

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  1. There is no folder of Hkey Local User when I run regedit. I am using windows 10. There is folder of hkey Local Machine, Hkey users, Hkey current user. What to do now ? Please help

  2. @ahahahndreew
    Team viewer trial version expired

    1> First uninstall the copy of Teamviewer from your system.( better by a uninstaller software )

    2> Click on Start –> Run –> type %appdata% –>
    delete TeamViewer folder and also delete “C:\Program Files\Teamviewer”

    3> Delete registry folder:

    hkcu/software/teamviewer
    hklm/software/teamviewer

    5> Start – Run – type “regedit” and browse to the location
    Hkey Local User / Software / Teamviewer and then delete the folder.

    6> go to my computer search team viewer and delete all the files from C driver name starts from team or team viewer

    6> Clean your systems registry – you can use a free registry cleaner
    for this purpose- CC Cleaner is best or iobit advance system care

    7> restart and run a fresh copy of Teamviewer. Ensure you select the option
    ‘Personal Use’ only

  3. I’m using windows 8 and my teamviewer trial has expired. I have tried things above but still doesn’t work. How do I get the free license of teamviewer?

  4. This is tutorial is working as of today. My operating system is Win7 Pro x64. I’m also going to put a plug in here for Ccleaner by piriform (just Google it)

  5. I am using win8.Please help to reinstall team viewer after its trail version got expired.i am teamviewer9

  6. Dear all,

    am using Team Viewer in windows 7 inside a virtualbox..if expires simply change the virtual pcs MAC address thats all….

  7. Hi guys,
    this guide is not valid for TeamViewer 8.
    The Teamviewer remote server version 8 seems check user pubblic IP. If is it static is not possible bypass this problem. This is only my idea.
    Unfortunately seem the unique way is the crack, but is not a good idea. I use Ammyy Admin now, but is not good as TeamViewer.

  8. I found a regkey, LicenseType, 10000 value, its the Free Version, 34000 value, its the paid or corporate version… but every time I change it, its comes back to 10000… i don’t know the way to change it..

    Greetings….

  9. Hi its not working in windows 2003, it showing server only consider commercial perpose , so how can i change that plz help me

  10. Not working in windows server 2003…After reinstalling Teamviewr, Again display the message “trail version expired”…pls help me..

  11. I am truly desperate because someone instaled the professional teamvier in my computer. I will try these steps tomorrow. Please find a low fee for private non profit associations ( connected to universities – Research and Development). We want to contribute but we can’t pay these fees. Kind regards. Maria

  12. C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\teamviewervpn.inf_
    — check this path (windows vista) and delete this folder (use unlocker software) then delete registry ,restart and install (don’t select run when installing)

  13. @Calvin
    click start –> run –> click on edit –> scroll down to find( look for Team Viewer)press F3 for going next on the search(once you have deleted all that says Team Viewer, search for TV ,and delete everything that has TV(in the beginning). :)Just hope you don’t any wrong file.After that just reinstall TV you will have a new ID and 7days connection(If you installing Trial Version). Trial vision gives you unlimited connection time 😀

  14. i guess these noobs didn’t follow the instruction. it is worked for me on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I guess i installed personal only and business that cause trial being expired.

  15. You can do step 3 by doing the following:
    Start – Run – type “regedit” and browse to the location Hkey Local User / Software / Teamviewer and then delete the folder.

    I Did this tutorial without changing the mac on Windows 7 Professional. And it worked perfectly :)

    Thank you very much!

  16. Hi, how to do the step 3? Where should I go to delete the reg folder?

    3> Delete registry folder: hkcu/software/teamviewer and hklm/software/teamviewer

  17. Does anyone know how to re-install but with personal use only on a MAC.

    I have tried to remove the app and delete com.teamviewer.settings.plist file. Then re-install, but it still comes up pre-configured and I am not able to control the desktop from a remote site. What am I missing.

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