How do I "unactivate" Windows 8 Pro?

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  1. SkullKid2000

    SkullKid2000 MDL Member

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    How do I do this?
     
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  2. s1ave77

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    #2 s1ave77, Nov 7, 2012
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    Uninstalling product key should work:

    Code:
    cscript slmgr.vbs /upk
     
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  3. PaulDesmond

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    #3 PaulDesmond, Nov 7, 2012
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    perhaps there is "helper" one day :D
     
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    #5 s1ave77, Nov 7, 2012
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    EDIT: some addings

     
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  6. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    delete tokens.dat and data.dat in system32\spp\store folder
    this should do the job.
    maybe not for kms but for retail and mak.

    but i guss josh knows how to do it best.
     
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  7. SkullKid2000

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    Thanks friends :)
     
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  8. s1ave77

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    Not that easy to delete them manually :D. But the /rearm command should do this instead (afaik it does exactly this).
    Tested in Enterprise and reinstalling the key does not reactivate the system then.
     
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    hehe. ok than.
    "net stop sppsvc" first
     
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    At final, which commands should I use?
     
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  11. s1ave77

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    #11 s1ave77, Nov 8, 2012
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    Tried my self with:

    Code:
    cscript slmgr.vbs /upk 
    then 
    cscript slmgr.vbs /rearm
    Then reboot system. Did this in Win 8 Pro and reinstalling the keys afterwards, for testing, didnĀ“t restore the activation, so give it a try.
     
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