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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,529
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       2015-09-19 #30

    That is what I meant in my last post. Load the ISO, sign in with the same MS account that you previously used with a W10 upgrade. It will activate and then you can use windows update to get the latest build.
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,311
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       2015-09-19 #31

    Brink said: View Post
    Thank you. Updated.
    Any time! That first download page you arrive at is for the latest VM Workstation Player 12 but actually branches off onto several pages when keeping track of each page address. Previously the free versions were listed on a single page with each having separate links for the 32bit and 64bit for Windows above the two for Linux. Now everything including the paid for version is wrapped together as you can see with the Major and Minor dropdown selectors.

    The {Free, Paid} on the front page indicates a mix of the Workstation which has always been the paid for with the free versions now tossed into the mix. That can easily confuse some who would be needing the 32bit version since that sees the 6.0 and 6.0.1 numbers while the 64bit has the 7.1.2 version number for that. And yet the 32bit came out after the 64bit despite seeing the lower number. You have to refer to the release notes at times to avoid getting those confused!
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  3.    2015-09-19 #32

    Dude said: View Post
    That is what I meant in my last post. Load the ISO, sign in with the same MS account that you previously used with a W10 upgrade. It will activate and then you can use windows update to get the latest build.
    I used the iso I created from the upgrade but it wants me to activate.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,529
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       2015-09-19 #33

    Hmm, well try the one from the media creation tool. It installed and activated for me.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,311
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       2015-09-19 #34

    To date the only Windows that has seen activation for me on any VM has been the XP Mode for the 90 day period when seen out for 7. Either I couldn't connect online as seen at times with Virtual Box or something simply prevented the previous versions from being activated even when entering the retail key. With 10 on a VM seeing if a 7 VM upgrade to 10 will activate is another project to work on. First getting 7 activated plus SP1 on will be a task before trying to run the 10 set up.
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  6. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,891
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2015-09-20 #35

    @Dude,
    Doug do I understand this correctly, to install a preview version, I have to re-download an ISO using the MCT? I go to the site and choose Get Windows 10 download button and it sends me here(the blue is from my newest color reg file, so ignore it):
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    Why would it send me to Win7 and not Win10?

    Or can I just use the same USB I used to upgrade and later clean installed with? Then just do like you said in an earlier post, go to updates > advanced and Get Insider builds?
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,529
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       2015-09-20 #36

    Cliff S said: View Post
    @Dude,
    Doug do I understand this correctly, to install a preview version, I have to re-download an ISO using the MCT? I go to the site and choose Get Windows 10 download button and it sends me here(the blue is from my newest color reg file, so ignore it):
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    Why would it send me to Win7 and not Win10?

    Or can I just use the same USB I used to upgrade and later clean installed with? Then just do like you said in an earlier post, go to updates > advanced and Get Insider builds?
    @Cliff S This should work, not sure why the other led you to 7
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  8. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,891
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2015-09-20 #37

    Dude said: View Post
    @Cliff S This should work, not sure why the other led you to 7
    Ok I'll give it a shot this week(I have 3 weeks vacation to play around) It led me to Win7(I am still an insider) 3 times in IE and once each in FF-Chrome-Edge.
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  9. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,891
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2015-09-21 #38

    @essenbe
    Steve, you said in the video I can place VM's on another drive, in this case I was thinking about possibly using my 2nd internal 7200rpm spinner instead of my OS SSD to save writes(and space) from uninstalling/reinstalling.**
    My question is, how good will the Windows VM run, being I have used SSD's for the last 5 years , will I notice much of a speed difference? (after 5 years one disk has only 5.5 TBW with all the Linux distro installs/uninstalls, Windows reimaging/installs/reinstalls and in the Endurance Test made it to over 2 Petabytes)? Or will it actually run better if I place it on the SSD with the host and the VM on the same disk, because with an SSD and it's near zero access times, both on the same disk probably wouldn't be a problem.
    I've been playing with the idea of buying a new Samsung 850 Pro 512GB for more space, replacing my 840 pro 256GB), and as you see below, actually with 300 TBW(real life it's in the 1 1/2 to 2 Petabyte range)
    TBW 128 / 256GB : 150TBW (Terabytes Written), 512GB / 1TB : 300TBW (Terabytes Written)

    (I'm going through your video and Shawns tut getting ready to try out putting an Insider build in VMwP to use for 3rd party theming software testing, and just general software testing too, great when helping other members that have a problem with something I don't have or want on my Real(host) system)

    **bold letters to make it easier to understand what I want
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,740
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       2015-09-21 #39

    Cliff, it will always run better on an SSD. My experience has been that VMs are fairly slow any way. I like putting them in a Folder for several reasons. If you want to test something, just copy the folder and paste it somewhere else for a backup. If the test goes bad, just delete the VM folder and paste the backup there and it will run fine. If you decide to put it on the spinner, it will be a little slower, but it will run fine. As far as it being on the same drive as the OS, I don't think that matters at all. Maybe it will give you an excuse to go ahead and buy the new SSD.
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