Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How To Uninstall Your Windows7 or Windows8 Product Key Before You Sell Your PC


Do you have an old PC you want to sell, but also want to use your Windows license on your new PC ? There is a hidden command in Windows that allows you to do just that. Read on to find out more.

Uninstalling Your Product Key:

The first thing we need to do is get our activation ID, to do this fire up an administrative command prompt and run:
slmgr /dlv

Windows will open a message box and tell you a bunch of information about the license status of your PC, take note of your activation ID.

To uninstall your product key you need to use the /upk switch, along with your activation ID:
slmrg /upk dhhbchb-cdknckc-vfvfsv-fvvbf-hytyhy

If you do it correctly you will be told that your product key has been uninstalled.

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Installing Your Product Key:

Installing your product key on your new PC is just as easy, all you need to do is fire up an administrative command prompt and use the /ipk switch.

If your key is valid you will be told that your key was installed.