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Windows License Expiring Advisory - Student Laptops

Posted on January 5, 2021

Windows License Expiring GraphicStudents that have checked out a District laptop for home use may see the following message about their Windows license expiring. To re-activate the Windows license, it will be necessary to visit a school parking lot, log on to the district wireless network, and perform the procedure outlined here:

Running a GPUpdate

Before running a gpupdate – please make sure your computer is connected to the school district wifi.

Connecting to ISD-Secure Wifi

You must be in a school district parking lot or near the school building in order to connect to the wifi. Schools with Wifi available outside are:

Elementary Schools


Middle Schools

High Schools


Turn on laptop and log into the computer

Click the wifi icon

Wifi Logos

Select isd-secured

Click Connect

*Note: Once you click Connect it will take a few seconds and then connect to the network. It will say “Connected, secured” underneath the wifi name once it is connected.

If it doesn’t connect – try restarting the computer and connecting to isd-secured wifi again.

isd-secured network


Running GP Update

Click on the Windows icon

Type cmd

Click on Command Prompt 

Command Prompt 

Type gpupdate /force

Hit “Enter”

*It will take a few minutes to complete

After a few minutes, you will get one of three messages. See below for messages and steps for what to do with the different messages.


Option 1:

  1. Close Command Prompt
  2. Restart computer
  3. Log back in and then you are done!
    You can shut down the computer.
Option 1 Screenshot

 Option 2:

  1. Type in y next to “Ok to restart? (Y/N)”
  2. Hit Enter on the keyboard
  3. A pop up will pop up saying “You’re about to be signed out”, click Close and then wait until the laptop restarts and log back in.
    *Note: Computer will restart automatically
  4. After the computer finishes it’s restart – Log back in and you are done.
Option 2 Screenshot

 Option 3:

  1. Close Command Prompt
  2. Restart the computer
  3. Log back in and follow the instructions again for Running GPupdate.
    It should be successful and look like the picture in “Option 1”.
Option 3 Screenshot


You are done!