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  1. #1

    win 8 deactivation


    Hi all

    I have downloaded and installed win 8 on my desktop pc I then activated it.
    I have now found that my wifes favourite games will not run on it.
    She wants to go back to Win 7.
    How can I deactivate Win 8 on my desktop. and then instal it on my laptop and register it.

    Thanks Oilyboy

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    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    There never has been (and probably never will be) any way to 'de-activate' Windows.
    Simply reformat and reinstall teh original OS on the current machine, and use the Upgrade on your target machine - you will probably need to use telephone activation.
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  3. #3


    Tried to activate but can`t get hold of a human.
    Voice says they are transferring me to a person but then they cut me off.
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    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    telephone activation (operator calls)
    Click on the Start button
    in the Search box, type
    SLUI 4
    and hit the Enter key
    follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you
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  5. #5


    Where is the start button and search box in win 8.


    cheers
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    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    Sorry - I though you were back on Windows 7 by now
    Bring up the Search charm and type
    SLUI 4
    ....etc
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  7. #7


    I Just tried your suggestion, still no human response.

    thanks
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  8. #8


    Any new ideas.

    TIA.
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  9. #9


    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    Nope - at this stage of the game, that's really all I can suggest.
    You mus NOT respond at all - and sime countries only operate a 9-5 Mon-Fri activation line, so it may be a good idea to wait until Monday.
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  10. #10


    Cheers will try that.
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