Page 45 of 97 FirstFirst ... 3543444546475595 ... LastLast
  1.    15 Mar 2017 #440
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    3rd Rock
    Posts : 823
    WinX Pro x64 IP current

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    o

    Ok - the activation message is misleading. You have to click on link 'I have changed my hardware' as a vm counts as a new device.
    And then I get this:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WinX IP VM Activation Issue 2.PNG 
Views:	72 
Size:	125.6 KB 
ID:	125290

    I tried changing the key (I've been creating VMs using unused Windows 7 keys from my old Technet subscription), and it accepts the keys I used before but will not activate.

    Under devices it only shows my physical desktop and my laptop - not even the previous VMs.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  2.    15 Mar 2017 #441
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,115
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Note   Note
    Tutorial is now completely rewritten and up to date. Download link in Step 1.1 is for current version 2.2.0.1, an updated version and video will be posted sometime tomorrow Thursday.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    15 Mar 2017 #442
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 58
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
    I tried changing the key (I've been creating VMs using unused Windows 7 keys from my old Technet subscription), and it accepts the keys I used before but will not activate.

    Under devices it only shows my physical desktop and my laptop - not even the previous VMs.
    Have you tried installing to a previously licensed VM without using any Product Key?

    When you create a VM that is licensed, you should preserve that VM. From a Digital license perspective, deleting a licensed VM is like tossing a PC into the trash and using a new PC because you want to reinstall Windows. The VM files are usually very tiny in size.

    The virtual hard disks may be large, but they are disposable. You could replace a physical hard disk in a physical PC and not lose the PC's Digital license for Windows 10. You can do the same with a virtual hard disk: format, delete or replace the file.

    I have about 14-16 VM's that each have a Digital license for Windows 10 Pro. When I clean install Windows 10 I do not use any Product Key and they auto-activate, because Microsoft recognizes each VM as a licensed device.

    However, if I create a new VM, it has no Windows 10 license and will not activate, even though it is running on the same host PC as my licensed VM's.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    15 Mar 2017 #443
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    The Netherlands
    Posts : 628
    Win 10 Pro x64 1607 (Build 14393.953)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Note   Note
    Tutorial is now completely rewritten and up to date. Download link in Step 1.1 is for current version 2.2.0.1, an updated version and video will be posted sometime tomorrow Thursday.

    Thanks again for all your work Kari and updating your tut!

    Runs like clockwork.

    Cheers
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    15 Mar 2017 #444
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    3rd Rock
    Posts : 823
    WinX Pro x64 IP current

    Quote Originally Posted by DonCuthbert View Post
    Have you tried installing to a previously licensed VM without using any Product Key?

    When you create a VM that is licensed, you should preserve that VM. From a Digital license perspective, deleting a licensed VM is like tossing a PC into the trash and using a new PC because you want to reinstall Windows. The VM files are usually very tiny in size.

    The virtual hard disks may be large, but they are disposable. You could replace a physical hard disk in a physical PC and not lose the PC's Digital license for Windows 10. You can do the same with a virtual hard disk: format, delete or replace the file.

    I have about 14-16 VM's that each have a Digital license for Windows 10 Pro. When I clean install Windows 10 I do not use any Product Key and they auto-activate, because Microsoft recognizes each VM as a licensed device.

    However, if I create a new VM, it has no Windows 10 license and will not activate, even though it is running on the same host PC as my licensed VM's.
    I was trying to create a new one for this specific test. I can try to recover the old ones, but I recently (2-3 builds ago) completely clean installed the OS on the host machine.

    I'm more concerned with why the previous VMs aren't showing up in my list of devices associated with my Microsoft account than anything. I suppose it was only a matter of time before they stopped accepting Win 7/8 keys for upgrade purposes anymore....
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  6.    15 Mar 2017 #445
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    3rd Rock
    Posts : 823
    WinX Pro x64 IP current

    I'm going to try making another one without a key and see if it automagically links to the digital license associated with my Microsoft account.

    In the meantime, though, I got this interesting popup regarding free space on the VHD (20 GB, 9.64 GB free) when it tried to download the update:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WinX IP VM Low Disk Space warning.PNG 
Views:	37 
Size:	19.9 KB 
ID:	125327
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    16 Mar 2017 #446
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 317
    Release + Insider Preview Home Build 16179 (VMWare)

    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
    I'm going to try making another one without a key and see if it automagically links to the digital license associated with my Microsoft account.

    In the meantime, though, I got this interesting popup regarding free space on the VHD (20 GB, 9.64 GB free) when it tried to download the update:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WinX IP VM Low Disk Space warning.PNG 
Views:	37 
Size:	19.9 KB 
ID:	125327
    Interesting....Just FYI, the total size of my Insider Preview partition is 38.8 GB to be exact, so maybe 20 GB is just too little too small?

    Hope this helps,
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    16 Mar 2017 #447
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 6,409
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
    I was trying to create a new one for this specific test. I can try to recover the old ones, but I recently (2-3 builds ago) completely clean installed the OS on the host machine.

    I'm more concerned with why the previous VMs aren't showing up in my list of devices associated with my Microsoft account than anything. I suppose it was only a matter of time before they stopped accepting Win 7/8 keys for upgrade purposes anymore....
    Just because you see a device in MS account, that is no guarantee that that device has a digital licence or not.

    Also, there is a limit of 10 devices that can be seen in your MS account.

    MS have not stopped accepting upgrade keys for 7/8 UNLESS that is built into latest CU build which is now 1703.

    Also, with other VMs, are you still logging into them with same MS account used to install it in first place - if you change to a local account, the device is removed from the MS list. If you are running 1607+ on each VM, you could try to change to a local account, then use activation troubleshooter to link digital licence to MS account.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    16 Mar 2017 #448
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 6,409
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
    I'm going to try making another one without a key and see if it automagically links to the digital license associated with my Microsoft account.
    This will not work - the link of the digital licence to MS account is not automatic. All the link does is provide a means to MANUALLY activate in event of a hardware change (and new VM counts as that). Your issue is that you are not seeing previous VMs in your MS account - you may need to re-link them.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    16 Mar 2017 #449
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,115
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Note   Note
    PLEASE NOTICE:

    UUPtoISO updated:
    • Version 2.2.1.0 > Current version, updated 16-MAR-2017. Fixed missing bit architecture in ISO name (x86, x64), added tutorial link to install folder, fixed some more typos

    In case you have a previous version installed, move possible ISO images or install.wim files from install folder to a safe location. Uninstall any previous version of UUPtoISO in Settings > Apps > UUPtoISO. Download and install current version, link in step 1.1 in tutorial.

    Kari
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 45 of 97 FirstFirst ... 3543444546475595 ... LastLast


Similar Threads
Tutorial Category
Installation & Upgrade ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File
As Microsoft has changed the upgrade method from ESD based upgrade to a UUP based, the method told in this tutorial does not work anymore with 15xxx and later builds. Please see UUP to ISO tutorial for a working method: UUP to ISO - Create...
Tutorials
Solved How to create a Windows 10 bootable install disk?
I've asked about this a long time ago. Several personal issue interfered with me getting computer work done. Now I'm starting a telecommuting job in a week, need to clean things up a bit. Just in case I have issues, I'd like to burn off a bootable...
Installation and Upgrade
Can I create Bootable USB for Win 10 from another computer?
Had tried to update the BIOS on my son's Alienware Aurora R4 so that we could install an upgraded graphics card (980 Ti). Used the Dell Support site - and was upgrading from Bios 7 to Bios 9 - would eventually go up to current version 11 before...
General Support
Solved How do I create a bootable USB drive with an ISO?
Tried looking this up online, but couldn't find any specific information. I'm running on Windows 10 Home, and I have a Windows 10 ISO I want to put in a flash drive so it's bootable. How do I do this?
Installation and Upgrade
Solved An Alternative to Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 install.esd File
Here's an alternative in addition to Kari's Tutorial: ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File - Windows 10 Forums https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ8SCzhbycA NOTE: It is better to create an ISO contaning install.wim so if you...
Installation and Upgrade
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:08.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums