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aamirghanchi

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Hi,

I have to deactivate the product key of Windows 8 pro that I bought from one laptop and install it onto other computer. How do I deactivate the pro version over the plain version of win 8.

Thanks.

Aamir
 

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theog

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You will need to do a clean install of Windows 8 HP.

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
 

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aamirghanchi

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problem solved

Thank you. It was easier than I expected. I had to use the activate wizard on the new laptop that comes built in Windows 8 . They activated the second copy of Windows8 pro on the new laptop. I have to see if I can get their help to deactivate it from the older laptop before I return it back to the manufacturer.

Thanks for your advice any way!

You will need to do a clean install of Windows 8 HP.

information   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
 

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NoelDP

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Simply reformat the drive - there is no deactivation process for Windows.
 

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