Deactivating product key

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Phoenix, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    I deactivated / removed my product key as I had refunded it from the Windows Store and will be installing Windows 7 in 2 days

    I ran this command in DOS

    slmgr.vbs /upk


    but after rebooting Windows was activated again and the key came back

    how to get rid of it for good as this will hurt my refund process
     
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  2. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    I think that you would need to apply the install key in order to overwrite your own key, what version of windows 8.1 did you obtain core or pro?
     
  3. sunilk

    sunilk MDL Member

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    yes key will be retained when restarted
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    Pro bro, the Windows 8 Setup box downloaded the latest Windows 8.1 PRO ISO which includes Update 1

    Build version before any Windows updates was:

    9600.17031.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140221-1952
     
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  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    Yup, installing a default product key worked :)
     
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  6. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    glad to hear it worked for you :p