This is hopefully a simple one to answer:
If I set up a brand new Windows 10 VM (using VirtualBox) and perform a clean install of Win 10 Pro 64-bit (via the latest 1511 ISO image), at what stage will I need to activate Windows? Bearing in mind that this is a clean system and has had no previous Windows version installed.
Do I need a valid license key, or can I used the 'generic' key, (ie: QJ*XR-YD*7Q-K7*H4-RY*Q8-6M*6Y) which is floating around?
Previously (prior to 1511) on my 'real' systems, I installed an earlier version (8.1) of Windows, then performed the upgrade, after which I was able to do a clean install and Windows was activated, as expected.
Is my understanding of "free" Windows 10 incorrect? Do I still need a valid Windows key to perform an install?