This will show you how to uninstall the product key number
of a local or remote Vista
, Windows 7
, or Windows 8
computer so it will no longer be activated by that product key and left in a unactivated
(deactivated/unlicensed) state afterwards.
This will not affect the product key number from being able to be used and activated
again later. Remember that an OEM
product key number can only be used on the exact same computer that it was first activated on. A retail
product key number can be used to activate on any computer as long as it's only activated on one computer and not more than one at the same time.
You will only be able to do this tutorial while logged in as an administrator
. For more details and options using the slmgr.vbs command, see: Slmgr.vbs Options