Windows 10: Licensing Question - Windows and VMs Solved


  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       19 Nov 2015 #1

    Licensing Question - Windows and VMs


    Hey Guys,

    I'm wondering if any of you can give me some insight on the Following Scenario:

    I would like to create a virtual machine on my MBP of Windows 10 Pro for testing/troubleshooting/general tinkery. I imagine I will be utilizing Snapshots but can anybody force issues with me purchasing a copy of windows 10 to run in Virtual box as part of a single pc /virtualized domain setup? I have licenses for server 2k12 R2 but not windows. I'd like to purchase licenses for 10 and 7.



    any thoughts?
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  2.    19 Nov 2015 #2

    If you're just doing this for testing, then you can simply download the 180 day trial from TechNet and use that.
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  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       19 Nov 2015 #3

    Mystere said: View Post
    If you're just doing this for testing, then you can simply download the 180 day trial from TechNet and use that.
    Hey Thanks for the tip! I've registered and am Downloading the windows 10 Enterprise evaluation (good for 90 days). Thanks!
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  4.    19 Nov 2015 #4

    heypaleblue said: View Post
    Hey Thanks for the tip! I've registered and am Downloading the windows 10 Enterprise evaluation (good for 90 days). Thanks!
    It's good for 90 days, but you can rearm it up to 3 times I believe, for additional 90 day extensions.
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  5. Posts : 1,526
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       19 Nov 2015 #5

    I'v been experimenting with a non-activated version of Windows 10 in a VM obtained via the Media Creation Tool. It works well enough to test program compatibility but you can't personalise Windows.
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  6.    19 Nov 2015 #6

    The trials are what I use now for all of my testing.

    To rearm, just run the following in admin command prompt,

    Slmgr -rearm
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  7. Posts : 4,999
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       19 Nov 2015 #7

    When you run out of rearms, wipe the VM and start over. That's what I've done.
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  8.    22 Aug 2016 #8

    Ztruker said: View Post
    When you run out of rearms, wipe the VM and start over. That's what I've done.
    Could you explain the process you use for this ? Don't you lose all the settings, programs and stuff you have installed in the vm ?
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  9. Posts : 1,582
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       23 Aug 2016 #9

    If you are using snapshots - setup the VM the way you want then take the snapshot - you can just go back to an early snapshot without rearming ad lib.

    Microsoft already provides the VMs (one for VirtualBox included) FOC here:

    Free Virtual Machines from IE8 to MS Edge - Microsoft Edge Development

    and also gives you the snapshot advice!

    Since Microsoft have been offering this service since 2013, for testing IE, and now Edge, they can hardly ask you to stop an buy it!
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  10.    23 Aug 2016 #10

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    If you are using snapshots - setup the VM the way you want then take the snapshot - you can just go back to an early snapshot without rearming ad lib.

    Microsoft already provides the VMs (one for VirtualBox included) FOC here:

    Free Virtual Machines from IE8 to MS Edge - Microsoft Edge Development

    and also gives you the snapshot advice!

    Since Microsoft have been offering this service since 2013, for testing IE, and now Edge, they can hardly ask you to stop an buy it!
    With the rearms, you can get 360 days total (90 initial + rearm 1,2 and 3 another 270 days)? If you do a snapshot does that reset the rearms?
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