How do I transfer retail windows 8.1 from old comp to new build? It keeps telling me I've maxed out my key.

I am not sure how to deactivate my key from old comp to my new comp. Please advise. Calling in support is no longer an option. Terminal disconnection after checking that I'm human.
3 answers Last reply
More about transfer retail windows comp build telling maxed key
  1. "Press Windows key + X
    Click Comman Prompt (Admin)
    At the command prompt, type: slmgr.vbs -upk
    Hit Enter, this will uninstall the product key from the computer and set it back to trial mode, you are now free to use it on another computer. If you encounter any problems, try activating by telephone:


    1. Press Windows key + X then click Run, then type: slui.exe 4
    2. Next press the 'ENTER' key
    3. Select your 'Country' from the list.
    4. Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.
    5. Stay on the phone (do not select/press any options) and wait for a person to help you with activation.
    6. Explain your problem clearly to the support person.

    The installation currently will go into trial mode, will need to be activated or it will go into reduced functional mode. You have the option of installing another version or edition of Windows or obtain a product key for it. You can also format the system." ~ http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/windows-8-product-key-deactivation-guide/6c5245de-8516-4c99-95fe-0fb458d849e5
  2. Had been having issues with the phone activation but I got it to work last night. ty
  3. Glad to hear it!
Ask a new question

Read More

Microsoft Windows 8 New Build