[HOW-TO] Deactivate Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by x-project, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. x-project

    x-project MDL Novice

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    slmgr.vbs /rearm

    Since Windows 8 can't be rearmed I decided to try the /rearm command (which Microsoft forget to remove from their Software Licensing Manager) to see what happens. It deactivated my Windows 8 Enterprise x32. This command might be useful to test new activators on already activated computers. Hope this post can be of use to some of you!

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  2. Superfly

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    Old news - thats how KMS client charge is done... :doh:
     
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  3. kelorgo

    kelorgo MDL Addicted

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    Why couldn't it be? You post the command for it yourself in your own post.
    They didn't forget it, it's fully intended functionality for system administration.
     
  4. josepistola

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    So does anyone knows a way to deactivate?
     
  5. Superfly

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    @vymrdal :

    LMAO! That made my day!!
     
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    don't give up. learn read and write.
     
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  7. x-project

    x-project MDL Novice

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    @kelorgo

    You cannot rearm Windows 8. How can you extend the trail period of an operating system that doesn't have a trail period? I am not sure about the evaluation versions.
     
  8. x-project

    x-project MDL Novice

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    @josepistola

    slmgr.vbs /rearm will deactivate your Windows 8, provided it was activated before.
     
  9. x-project

    x-project MDL Novice

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    @vymrdal

    "There are no dumb questions, just the people who do not ask them."

    Why waste 20 lines with a stupid image, when you could have answered the question in 1 line. People aren't born with knowledge, they acquire it.
     
  10. x-project

    x-project MDL Novice

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    @vymrdal

    Can you rearm Windows 8? Answer me with a simple Yes or No and not with emotes.
     
  11. anarchist9027

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    #11 anarchist9027, Nov 30, 2012
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    Jesus Christ, everybody dont get their panties in a bunch over vymrdal's sarcasm. Anyway here is the command to deactivate Windows and just Windows, not the key its self...

    Code:
    slmgr /upk
     
  12. kelorgo

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    I think we need to clarify something here, as you seem to misunderstand something. Rearming is not synonymous with extending the trial period. That was just a side-effect in Windows 7. Rearming means removing the current activation status, making Windows unactivated, and returning it to the state it was upon installation, ready for fresh activation. In Windows 7, that meant returning to the trial period. In Windows 8 it means returning to the notification mode. In both Windows 7 and 8 you can rearm a limited number of times (3 or 5 in Windows 7 and 1000 in Windows 8). In both Windows 7 and 8, rearming is an available and intended functionality.
     
  13. x-project

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    @kelorgo

    Thank you for explaining that to me. Now I know.