Cannot Dual-Boot Windows 10 On Same PC With Same Key

  1.    01 Apr 2018 #1

    Cannot Dual-Boot Windows 10 On Same PC With Same Key

    I have a working PC and has an app (Autodesk Revit Architecture) already running good. However, I would prefer to have it running 'only' on an OS. Called Microsoft support to know if I can dual-boot Windows 10 on the same PC with the same key; I was told "No" I cannot use the same key. I thought as much.

    No, my PC runs without the login screen which means, I power the PC on and it boots straight to the desktop which is how I planned it. Now, since I cannot do a dual-boot (two Windows 10 on same PC with same key) on my current Windows, can I then create a new profile, install Revit and still be able to change to the new profile without logging in to either boot? I don't like using password on my PCs.

    In other words, can I boot to the desktop, log out to log in to the other profile (Revit Profile) without the login screen?

    Thanks in advance.
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       01 Apr 2018 #2

    New profile? Should be able to but will probably need a password on one to get the choice to pick which on the login screen [ I had to do it that way on one of my computers when I set it up to dual-boot RTM and IP versions].

    Most likely the second install of the same is seeing the same hardware already has a digital entitlement/license therefore the activation is failing.
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  3.    07 Apr 2018 #3

    I feel your point in using a new profile. Guess I can't eat my cake and have it also. I'd rather use a new profile (clean log in) with a password to be able to do what I need. I will create a new profile. Thanks for the information, well appreciated!
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