Question about installing windows on NEW mac from old mac.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BlazednSleepy, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2012
    So right now I'm using a 2007 iMac with a bootcamp partition for use with windows. Next week my rMBP should arrive and I'm curious as to how easy the process of uninstalling windows from my old mac to the new mac actually is.

    The reason why I ask this is because of the activation code you use when installing windows. When I uninstall windows and delete the partition will it automatically deactivate the code? Does it take a few days? Do I need to call someone to deactivate?

    Thanks guys.
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    No it won't. There's no way to actually deactivate a Windows product key. If you're using a retail disk, you have a certain number of activations (three, perhaps). After that, you need to call Microsoft if you want to activate the OS again. They're usually pretty easy about resetting the key.

    If you used an OEM disk to install on your old iMac, you cannot activate it again, and Microsoft support won't help you.

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