Decactivate Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by A. Hutch, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. A. Hutch macrumors newbie

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    Forgive me, if this has already been answered, but is there a way to deactivate Windows XP so I can install Windows on another computer? My copy of Windows was bought legally and installed through Bootcamp. However, I want to switch to Parallels. Will simply deleting windows deactivate the computer. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    It's the act of successfully activating it on another PC that "de-activates" a Windows install. To do this you may have to spend time with the kind folks at Microsoft to explain why it it you need to move your license.

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  3. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    Pretty soon Parallels will be able to run off of your Bootcamp partition. The Beta can already do it, but I've heard it still has some bugs...
     

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