Windows 10: How long can I use this VM? Solved

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  1. Posts : 14,432
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       28 Nov 2016 #11

    kado897 said: View Post
    You can also make snapshots with VirtualBox but not with VMWare Player so if you can't use Hyper-V I recommend VirtualBox.
    You can just make a copy of your VM in VMware Player and stick it somewhere, and if you botch things, delete the screwed up one and place the copy where the old one was, not forgetting to rename it, by deleting the copy number, like Windows 8,.1(1), get rid of the "(1)", that's all. I learned that from @essenbe.
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  2.    28 Nov 2016 #12

    Cliff S said: View Post
    You can just make a copy of your VM in VMware Player and stick it somewhere, and if you botch things, delete the screwed up one and place the copy where the old one was, not forgetting to rename it, by deleting the copy number, like Windows 8,.1(1), get rid of the "(1)", that's all. I learned that from @essenbe.
    I should have thought of that.
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  3. Posts : 7,830
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       28 Nov 2016 #13

    It works great. I've done it numerous times.
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  4.    28 Nov 2016 #14

    Dave M said: View Post
    I wanted to add, if you're using Hyper-V to run a late Windows based VM (8.1 / 2012 R2 and later) it's hard to beat considering it is included in the price of admission with Windows 8+ Professional and higher systems.

    If you're going to run Linux or older Windows based systems, I prefer VMware Workstation, but it's fairly pricey. Virtualbox works well considering it's free.

    They all have their ups and downs. If all you're looking for is a Windows sandbox to play around with, I'd stick with Hyper-V. It is a tad bit more complex than VMware Workstation and Virtualbox, about on par with an enterprise grade VMware solution (vCenter / ESXi / vSphere). The pedigree of Hyper-V comes from MS Server platforms though, so a bit of added complexity and functionality is to be expected. Once you get past the learning curve it's very good and brings a lot of features to the table!
    Ok grateful for the thoughts!
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  5.    28 Nov 2016 #15

    Cliff S said: View Post
    You can also use VMware Player for free, if you don't need any extras:
    To Download:
    free
    or
    Download VMware Player - MajorGeeks
    And yes one thing I don't like about Hyper-V(the hypervisor I use) is not having sound when using Ubuntu, but that's ok, as I use Ubuntu, or any other Linux distro to browse the "unknown", and really do not want it to share with my host system anyhow, as in my case I want it truly sandboxed for use..

    Windows OSs in Hyper-V are great testing playgrounds. If you think ahead and create an Export to an external disk in case you accidentally nuke your "key activated" virtual hard disk, which has your Unique ID, and then loose your Windows key, forever because you cannot run slmgr /upk anymore. and then use checkpoints to recover if you really mess up, you can restore to the exact previous state where you made the checkpoint.
    Thanks for the tips!
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  6.    28 Nov 2016 #16

    kado897 said: View Post
    You can also make snapshots with VirtualBox but not with VMWare Player so if you can't use Hyper-V I recommend VirtualBox.
    Ok thanks
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  7.    28 Nov 2016 #17

    Cliff S said: View Post
    You can just make a copy of your VM in VMware Player and stick it somewhere, and if you botch things, delete the screwed up one and place the copy where the old one was, not forgetting to rename it, by deleting the copy number, like Windows 8,.1(1), get rid of the "(1)", that's all. I learned that from @essenbe.
    Ill take a look, thanks
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  8. Posts : 14,432
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       28 Nov 2016 #18

    Tiburcio said: View Post
    Thanks for the tips!
    Tiburcio said: View Post
    Ill take a look, thanks
    You're welcome.
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