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Windows 8: Reusing licence while upgrading laptop

    Question

  • Hi All,

    I am in the process of upgrading my laptop on which I have installed windows 8 and activated it. Now I am upgrading my laptop and need to continue with the same licence on the new laptop.

    Is there a way by which I can install win 8 on my new laptop and continue using the existing licence (by deactivating it from the old laptop and activating the new laptop with the same licence).

    Please help!

    ~ Milan

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:11 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can try to use command below to uninstall your Windows 8 product key in older laptop, then use this key to activate your new laptop for test:

    Open CMD with admin, type slmgr.vbs /upk press Enter.


    Roger Lu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Milan Gupta Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:59 AM
    Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:37 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Roger!!

    Yes slmgs works for this.

    Here is step-by-step which I was able to find on net

    w w w . h o w t o g e e k . c o m /124286/how-to-uninstall-your-windows-product-key-before-you-sell-your-pc/

    • Marked as answer by Milan Gupta Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:59 AM
    Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:59 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You can try to use command below to uninstall your Windows 8 product key in older laptop, then use this key to activate your new laptop for test:

    Open CMD with admin, type slmgr.vbs /upk press Enter.


    Roger Lu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Milan Gupta Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:59 AM
    Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:37 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Roger!!

    Yes slmgs works for this.

    Here is step-by-step which I was able to find on net

    w w w . h o w t o g e e k . c o m /124286/how-to-uninstall-your-windows-product-key-before-you-sell-your-pc/

    • Marked as answer by Milan Gupta Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:59 AM
    Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:59 AM