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Deactivate a window 8 key of a computer and activate it on another.

Hello, I currently have 2 PC, one with Window 8.1 (A HP 2000 laptop) and one with window 8 enterprise 90days trial (A custom made tower). My 90days trial is about to expire and I would like to get the key of my laptop, I already got it but I don't know how to deactivate. Also, when I try to enter the key on my tower it say ''The product key doesnt work on this operating system (Window Enterprise) you need to execute the installation program of window 8 or enter a Window 8 enterprise key'' How do I get the installation program of windows 8? Will I loose my current file? Thanks.
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  1. Best answer
    That is not possible.
    You need a new key for a new PC
  2. woworwow said:
    That is not possible.
    You need a new key for a new PC


    Are you sure? I saw a lots of people saying that on the internet.
  3. OEM keys are not permitted to be moved to anything but a replacement motherboard of the exact same model.
  4. Jason Leblanc said:
    woworwow said:
    That is not possible.
    You need a new key for a new PC


    Are you sure? I saw a lots of people saying that on the internet.


    They're pirating
  5. Windows 8 pre-installed (HP, Compaq, Acer, etc.) is tied to the SLIC key embedded in the motherboard firmware and cannot be activated on another computer.
  6. woworwow said:
    Jason Leblanc said:
    woworwow said:
    That is not possible.
    You need a new key for a new PC


    Are you sure? I saw a lots of people saying that on the internet.


    They're pirating


    So the information here:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/124286/
    are false?
  7. The removing product key guide is not false.
    But when it's de-activated you can't put it on another PC. It will either fail or just puts you into a trial
  8. Just reread the original post. The Enterprise demo cannot be activated and turned into a licensed product.

    From Technet:
    Quote:
    Following the evaluation period, you will need to replace the operating system on your test computer and reinstall all your programs and data. It is not possible to upgrade the evaluation to a licensed working version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise. A clean installation is required.

    Unless you have a Volume license agreement with Microsoft, with your own KMS server, you will not be able to activate and license that version for individual use.
  9. Ok, thank you for all your answers!
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