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Windows 7: is it possible to uninstall windows 7 from old computer so that I can


09 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
is it possible to uninstall windows 7 from old computer so that I can

use the key on a new computer?

I recently did a Ivy Bridge build and went I used my product key to activate this new computer I get

The product key you typed cannot be used to activate Windows on this computer".

Currently the key is used on two computers, can I deactivate one of the computer and use the key on my new computer?

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09 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is the original computer an OEM brand?
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09 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

no I bought the key separately.
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09 Jul 2012   #4

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Run this from an elevated cmd prompt on the old PC:

slmgr.vbs /upk

This will de-activate the old version.

If you want to check run:

slmgr.vbs /rearm

When you reboot it will prompt you to reactivate.

You should now be able to install and activate the new Windows 7 install online.
If not just ring the MS toll free number.
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09 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

hi Nigsy

I got error "access denied; the requested action requires elevated privileges"
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09 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sonshi View Post
hi Nigsy

I got error "access denied; the requested action requires elevated privileges"
Open an elevated command prompt and run the command again.

Quote:
1. Click Start Orb
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe, and choose 'Run as Administrator'
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09 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Ok guys. What is going on???!!!

I uninstalled Windows 7 from my laptop, then tried to activate the product key on my new Ivy build, didn't work. Called M$ who told me that I can activate only one computer and I must uninstall both previous computers. So I did exact that.

Than I was finally able to activate my new computer. So after that I decided to try my luck with the same key on the old computers, and both of them WORKED! Now all three computers are activated on the same product key. And it's not even a family pack. All three systems are activated with unique Product ID.

Am I lucky or is M$ activation system flawed?
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09 Jul 2012   #8

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

The systems not flawed, but when you try to apply updates or need to run the 'Genuine validation thingy' (to give it it's technical name), I think that's when you will run into issues.
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09 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sonshi View Post
Ok guys. What is going on???!!!

I uninstalled Windows 7 from my laptop, then tried to activate the product key on my new Ivy build, didn't work. Called M$ who told me that I can activate only one computer and I must uninstall both previous computers. So I did exact that.

Than I was finally able to activate my new computer. So after that I decided to try my luck with the same key on the old computers, and both of them WORKED! Now all three computers are activated on the same product key. And it's not even a family pack. All three systems are activated with unique Product ID.

Am I lucky or is M$ activation system flawed?
You're proclaiming your rather fortuitous situation on a forum that frowns upon any such actions with your product key that is meant to be used specifically on one computer at a time.

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4) No discussion of piracy or anything illegal is allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations.
That being said, I haven't a clue myself...
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09 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

well I have uninstalled windows 7 from my other two computers out of my respect for user agreement with MS. But I just find it weird that by changing the order of installations, different outcomes results.
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