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  1. Posts : 689
    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       15 Mar 2017 #440

    cereberus said: 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:

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Name:	WinX IP VM Activation Issue 2.PNG 
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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.
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  2. Posts : 12,144
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       15 Mar 2017 #441

    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.
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  3.    15 Mar 2017 #442

    johngalt said: 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.
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  4. Posts : 539
    Win 10 Pro x64 1607 (Build 14393.953)
       15 Mar 2017 #443

    Kari said: 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
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  5. Posts : 689
    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       15 Mar 2017 #444

    DonCuthbert said: 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....
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  6. Posts : 689
    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       15 Mar 2017 #445

    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:

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Name:	WinX IP VM Low Disk Space warning.PNG 
Views:	24 
Size:	19.9 KB 
ID:	125327
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  7. Posts : 316
    Release + Insider Preview Home Build 16179 (VMWare)
       16 Mar 2017 #446

    johngalt said: 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:	24 
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,
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  8.    16 Mar 2017 #447

    johngalt said: 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.
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  9.    16 Mar 2017 #448

    johngalt said: 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.
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  10. Posts : 12,144
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       16 Mar 2017 #449

    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
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