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Windows 7: How do I cancel Windows 7 license

10 Sep 2011   #1
murtadha

Windows 7 Home
 
 
How do I cancel Windows 7 license

I am planning to retire my laptop but I how do I cancel the Windows 7 registered license which I bought and installed it separately?


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10 Sep 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Before answering your question, may I ask why you have that "sarcastic" smilie at the beginning? Feeling grumpy?
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10 Sep 2011   #3
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by murtadha View Post
I am planning to retire my laptop but I how do I cancel the Windows 7 registered license which I bought and installed it separately?
Welcome to the forum,

This will show you how,

Product Key Number - Uninstall and Deactivate in Windows
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10 Sep 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by murtadha View Post
I am planning to retire my laptop but I how do I cancel the Windows 7 registered license which I bought and installed it separately?
Welcome to the forum,

This will show you how,

Product Key Number - Uninstall and Deactivate in Windows
The problem with that scheme is if the OP has a store bought OEM license. These are tied to the first motherboard they are installed on so if the original computer retires, so does the license.

OTOH, if its a retail license, those are freely transferrable subject to being used on only one computer at a time. Just remove windows from this computer and use the key on the new one. If the time period between activating the key the first time and the second time is relatively small, you may require phone activation but thats not a problem.
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10 Sep 2011   #5
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by murtadha View Post
I am planning to retire my laptop but I how do I cancel the Windows 7 registered license which I bought and installed it separately?
Welcome to the forum,

This will show you how,

Product Key Number - Uninstall and Deactivate in Windows
The problem with that scheme is if the OP has a store bought OEM license. These are tied to the first motherboard they are installed on so if the original computer retires, so does the license.

OTOH, if its a retail license, those are freely transferrable subject to being used on only one computer at a time. Just remove windows from this computer and use the key on the new one. If the time period between activating the key the first time and the second time is relatively small, you may require phone activation but thats not a problem.
I guess we await a response from the OP.

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which I bought and installed it separately
led me to believe it was a retail license, but it could be a store bought OEM.

Good point as usual Bill.
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10 Sep 2011   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I guess we await a response from the OP.
Since he has only made one post on the forum, I doubt if we will see him again.
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18 Jun 2012   #7
murtadha

Windows 7 Home
 
 
How to deactivate license key of a destroyed laptop?

How can I deactivate the product key of Windows7 family of a laptop which is no longer working?
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18 Jun 2012   #8
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

If it's an OEM Key it's irrelevant (i.e. has a COA sticker on the computer case) - the License died with the computer.

If It's a Retail License, then simply install it in your new computer, and activate by telephone.
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