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Deactivate windows 8 pro

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    feizens okla.,

    Deactivate windows 8 pro


    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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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    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.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




    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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  3. #3


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    feizens okla.,

    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!

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    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.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



    You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


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


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