Fix license error in remote desktop for windows 8/10

If you are getting an error saying that the license for the connection has been changed you can do the following to fix it:

1 – Delete the license info from your computer:

  • Right click on the start menu-button and select ‘Command Prompt’
  • Write ‘regedit’ and press enter
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ and delete the folder MSLicensing Make sure you do not delete anything else!

2 – Log off or restart your computer

3 – Create new license info:

  • Search for ‘Remote desktop connection’ from the start menu and right click the result, then choose ‘Run as administrator’
  • In the following window, click ‘Show options’ and open the RDP-file you downloaded from
  • Click ‘Connect’ and everything should now be back to working order.

If you are still getting the same error you might need to do the process again but download a new RDP-file from