Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member 1101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    6,204

    Default How to remove Win COA sticker

    I replaced a broken computer case , put all the parts into another case

    Whats the best way to get the Win lic/COA sticker off the old PC case ?

    I have used a hot air gun & a sharp knife blade in the past, but that was really hit & miss .
    Any better ideas ?
    Cheers

  2. #2
    Senior Member piroska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    1,529

    Default Re: How to remove Win COA sticker

    I always just used to peel them, slowly and carefully. never used anything other than fingernails.

    My own, I never put them on the case, I'd leave them on the CD case.
    Ex-pctek

  3. #3
    Computer Technician wainuitech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    26,775

    Default Re: How to remove Win COA sticker

    Same way as you have done hot air gun & a sharp knife (snap off blade type), just need to heat the COA on a lower heat, so it melts the glue, depends also on the COA, some were made from a more plastic type material, where as newer ones were more papery, still doable, just need to take your time and make sure there's a very sharp blade in the knife.
    Update / Upgrades = Replace old bugs with new ones.

  4. #4
    Unknown Device wratterus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Top of the South
    Posts
    12,316

    Default Re: How to remove Win COA sticker

    Yep heat gun and very patient/gentle. I always try to heat from the back if it's possible to do that where the COA is located. You can always tape over it on the new case too with some decent clear tape if it's not sticking very well.
    Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips."

  5. #5
    amateur expert dugimodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    7,718

    Default Re: How to remove Win COA sticker

    Take a photo, rip it off
    Ryzen 2700X, 16Gb DDR4RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD, MSI GTX1070

  6. #6

    Default Re: How to remove Win COA sticker

    Hair dryer for about 30 seconds and a razor blade.

  7. #7
    Computer "Specialist" Agent_24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    64 Bitville
    Posts
    14,142

    Default Re: How to remove Win COA sticker

    In the past I have used a product called Un-Du: https://www.bunnings.com.au/un-du-11...mover_p1560577

    Don't know if you can get in NZ easy anymore, Dick-Smith used to sell it. I've never tried it on a Windows COA sticker, but it worked great on other things. Just make sure you soak the whole label right through with the stuff - it evaporates quickly!

    Or just do what I've done, and use the same case for the last 15 years
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

Similar Threads

  1. Hey Gigabyte - Where's My sticker ? !
    By Digby in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 13-07-2014, 11:02 AM
  2. Best Bumper sticker
    By Gobe1 in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 24-03-2011, 09:09 PM
  3. OEM Key Sticker
    By gum digger in forum PressF1
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-11-2009, 09:04 PM
  4. GO AHEAD and break that warranty sticker !
    By Morpheus1 in forum PressF1
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-12-2007, 09:07 AM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-04-2002, 10:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •