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How do I de activate windows 8 license

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October 3, 2013 8:57:44 AM

okay, I ll be reformatting my system every now and then. I plan on getting win 8 pro license. How i uninstall license key so that I can use it again for a fresh install?
a b * Windows 8
October 3, 2013 8:59:15 AM

you don't re-install to upgrade to pro, you enter the key in the 'feature upgrade' area and it adds that feature set to windows...if you mean you want to use both...you should be able to reuse the non-pro one after you do that if it's specifically not an upgrade key you use for pro.
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October 3, 2013 9:04:00 AM

Jaxem said:
you don't re-install to upgrade to pro, you enter the key in the 'feature upgrade' area and it adds that feature set to windows...if you mean you want to use both...you should be able to reuse the non-pro one after you do that if it's specifically not an upgrade key you use for pro.


It ain't a upgrade key, currently i dont own windows 8
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October 3, 2013 9:09:02 AM

You don't de-activate it, you simple re-activate it after the install. As long as it is the same hardware (or at least the same mobo) you can use the same key over and over again. Only if you do it twice a day, you may have to call Microsoft after the 10th time and explain it.
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October 3, 2013 9:10:20 AM

noidea_77 said:
You don't de-activate it, you simple re-activate it after the install. As long as it is the same hardware (or at least the same mobo) you can use the same key over and over again. Only if you do it twice a day, you may have to call Microsoft after the 10th time and explain it.


oh okay, thanks . The mobo is same, just that I am buying a new hdd and ssd in the future.
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October 3, 2013 9:13:06 AM

so from 7 to 8 pro? you can re-use the 7 key immediately after you install over it, though you'll probably have to use the automated windows activation service (phone) to get it on another PC since it's already registered on one.
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October 3, 2013 9:15:58 AM

Jaxem said:
so from 7 to 8 pro? you can re-use the 7 key immediately after you install over it, though you'll probably have to use the automated windows activation service (phone) to get it on another PC since it's already registered on one.


Nope, I dont have any windows license currently. Getting a new system. Will use my old hardrive for 4-5 months or so . My contention was that I should be able to use the same win 8 license when I change my hdd
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October 3, 2013 9:17:15 AM

ah, yes, you don't have to do anything special in that case, sorry, i misunderstood :p 
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October 3, 2013 9:21:25 AM

Jaxem said:
ah, yes, you don't have to do anything special in that case, sorry, i misunderstood :p 


Okay, thank you. I appreciate your help
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October 3, 2013 9:26:41 AM

bharathitman said:
noidea_77 said:
You don't de-activate it, you simple re-activate it after the install. As long as it is the same hardware (or at least the same mobo) you can use the same key over and over again. Only if you do it twice a day, you may have to call Microsoft after the 10th time and explain it.


oh okay, thanks . The mobo is same, just that I am buying a new hdd and ssd in the future.

Windows creates an identifier out of the serial numbers of the mobo, hdd and so on. As long as that only changes a bit every time, it's ok.
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October 3, 2013 9:28:46 AM

noidea_77 said:
bharathitman said:
noidea_77 said:
You don't de-activate it, you simple re-activate it after the install. As long as it is the same hardware (or at least the same mobo) you can use the same key over and over again. Only if you do it twice a day, you may have to call Microsoft after the 10th time and explain it.


oh okay, thanks . The mobo is same, just that I am buying a new hdd and ssd in the future.

Windows creates an identifier out of the serial numbers of the mobo, hdd and so on. As long as that only changes a bit every time, it's ok.


Thanks ! Much appreciated
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