I have (correctly licensed) retail Windows copy installed on my hard drive. I wish now to devote the entire hard drive to my Fedora installation and keep just a Windows 7 virtual machine (since my internet banking requires it to work correctly).
Unfortunately I had a few hardware problems previously and actually activated this copy too may times. The last time I had to call Microsoft and go to a lengthy process speaking some kind of activation code to them, and they gave a new activation code to me. I do not wish to do that, again.
Can I "deactivate" my current copy of Windows so when I install it again it doesn't forces me to activate over the telephone?