Decactivate Windows

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

  1. A. Hutch macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2005
    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


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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.

  3. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
    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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