How To Reinstall Teamviewer After It Has Expired ?

January 10th, 2010

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. ahahahndreew
    February 9th, 2010 at 01:41 | #1

    Working on Windows XP
    NOT working on Windows 7 64bit

  2. May 30th, 2010 at 01:15 | #2

    Do you happen to know how could this be done under 10.6?
    cannot even change my mac address under 10.6.3

  3. Ron Callan
    June 18th, 2010 at 19:32 | #3

    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.

  4. pacho_686
    June 25th, 2010 at 20:02 | #4

    one time but the second time don´t work whta happen

  5. Calvin
    July 7th, 2010 at 08:37 | #5

    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

  6. January 6th, 2011 at 05:08 | #6

    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!

  7. February 28th, 2011 at 16:50 | #7

    How can i remove expired teamviewer in windows vista

  8. Jason
    May 14th, 2011 at 13:40 | #8

    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.

  9. July 13th, 2011 at 09:43 | #9

    working at windows 7?

  10. Mohamed
    July 20th, 2011 at 16:23 | #10

    Thank you it work for me (Windows Server 2008 64bit)

  11. Muaz
    July 21st, 2011 at 20:15 | #11

    Thanks for this tip.
    It works fine.

  12. Muaz
    July 21st, 2011 at 20:16 | #12

    @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 :D

  13. August 21st, 2011 at 11:31 | #13

    all you have to do is request an extension of the trial, choose free for personal use and thats it

  14. dude
    January 10th, 2012 at 00:01 | #14

    @Matthew
    Hahaha that was much easier then going tru all those steps.

  15. chamika
    March 2nd, 2012 at 09:59 | #15

    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)

  16. March 2nd, 2012 at 16:43 | #16

    Thanks Chamika.

  17. May 15th, 2012 at 03:48 | #17

    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

  18. Anoop
    May 25th, 2012 at 18:17 | #18

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

  19. divya
    June 24th, 2012 at 12:51 | #19

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

  20. afroz
    July 23rd, 2012 at 09:08 | #20

    thanks a ton

  21. rawa
    August 25th, 2012 at 14:25 | #21

    Please i hv windows 7 professional but still popup that expired :( plz help

  22. Raj Tiwari
    November 10th, 2012 at 10:12 | #22

    hi thnx for the solution….its working

  23. Fabio
    July 10th, 2013 at 16:34 | #23

    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.

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