Windows servers general quesiton

Hello there,

In case i have already an activated license of windows 2012 and for some reason I have to reformat the computer or switch out to a new machine, is it possible to use the same license and ditch the old machine?
ivan rosaAsked:
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Yes  that is not a problem it is not machine dependent
ivan rosaAuthor Commented:
thanks Thomas, how can you tell the activation to deactivate one and activate the other? you have to call m$?
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
No need to deactivate

Install the new server using the same activate license

Then when you shutdown the old server you will be ok not in violation
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ivan rosaAuthor Commented:
For future references,

I just called Microsoft directly and I was told, to follow the regular procedure to install/activate keys and if for some reason one  couldn't activate onto a new hardware then I would have them a  call  at 1-888-571-2048 and mention "overwrite activation" and they would fix any issues in regards

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Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:
Slmgr  /UPK  xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx   (the activated Product key) = uninstall product key / deactivate windows

slmgr /IPK   (Install product key) = Activate product.

for more  go to command prompt

slmgr - enter u'll get all details


all the best
ivan rosaAuthor Commented:
quick replies from Thomas!!!
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