Can VirtualBox Win10 use my Win7 license key?

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    Windows 7 - trying to upgrade
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       #21

    NavyLCDR said:
    It's the install.esd file inside the ISO file. Have the Media Creation Tool make a new ISO file.
    Yup - Just finished doing that and compared the hashes. Sure enough they were different. So I used the new ISO, and the installation completed successfully.

    This is troubling, because when the Media Creation Tool creates the ISO, it also verifies it. Where is Microsoft's quality control? Every step of everything I've tried to do with respect to Windows 10 has been a complete nightmare. Worst Windows experience out of the last 30-ish years of using various Windows versions.

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    In VirtualBox, I have enabled bidirectional clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop. However, neither works.

    Any ideas of how to get this working?
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v22H2
       #22

    You should be able to run Windows 10 for 30 days without activation.
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  3. Posts : 116
    Windows 7 - trying to upgrade
    Thread Starter
       #23

    Thanks for the tip, but I've already installed and activated Windows 10 inside VirtualBox.

    The issue I am having is that bidirectional clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop between host and guest are not working, though they are enabled. Any ideas?
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    Windows 11 Pro
       #24

    MisterEd said:
    You should be able to run Windows 10 for 30 days without activation.
    Where did you get the 30 day limitation from?
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    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    lbeachmike said:
    The issue I am having is that bidirectional clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop between host and guest are not working, though they are enabled. Any ideas?
    You need to install the 'guest additions' in the VM:
    https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch...guestadd-intro
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