No version of Windows can be formally deactivated.
You need to use telephone activation. Type "slui 4", without the quotes,
in the Start box and follow the instructions.
On 22/03/2010 15:28, Mark A. Sam wrote:
> I couldn't find a Windows 7 group, so I thought it appropriate to post my
> question here.
> I installed Windows 7 on an iMac in a Virtual Engine using Paralles Desktop
> 5. I decided to install it using a Disk Partition instead, so I sent
> Windows to the trashcan ( I couldn't find a method to uninstall it) and
> unistalled Paralles. Using a program on the Mac called Bootcamp, I set up
> the particion and reinstalled Windows 7. Now I am getting a message that
> the Product Key I entered can't be used on that machine. I understand why,
> I think, because the hard drive name changed. Should I have deactivated
> Windows before reinstalling, and can I still do it? The Help shows that it
> can after installing a new hard drive or memory, but the system doesn't let
> Thanks for any help and God Bless,
> Mark A. Sam