I have installed Windows 8 Pro onto laptop 1 from a CD purchased at a store. I entered the CD key on Laptop 1.
Now laptop1 is out of commission, and I want to move my Windows 8 Pro license from dead laptop1 to fresh new shiny I7 laptop2.
I have installed Windows 8 Pro onto shiny laptop2, and then entered the CD key into the Windows activation feature screen, which changed the initially installed from CD version to Windows 8 Pro.
But the computer is saying it is not licensed - telling me to activate with a different key or buy a new one.
I just want to use the same activation key on the new computer as the old one.
Does anyone know how to deactivate windows on dead laptop1 and use the key again on shiny laptop2?