Windows 10: Installation throught Virtual Box

  1. jpolacko's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro/Fedroa 24 Workstation
       12 Dec 2016 #1

    Installation throught Virtual Box

    Hey everyone, I just recently moved over to OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 and got Win 7 Professional installed currently on Virtual Box and was wondering if I could install Win 10 Home which I already activated on another HDD and still keep activation?
    Last edited by jpolacko; 12 Dec 2016 at 14:28.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       12 Dec 2016 #2

    The system will not be activated, based on the previous install, since the VM is treated as a separate computer.
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  3.    12 Dec 2016 #3

    pbcopter said: View Post
    The system will not be activated, based on the previous install, since the VM is treated as a separate computer.
    It depends on type of 10 Home licence eg if retail, key can be used inside VM so long as not in use elsewhere.
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  4.    14 Dec 2016 #4

    Hi there

    another possibility -- you can TRIAL W10 Enterprise for 30 days --that would also work in your VM. The drawback is you only get 30 days.

    You could also get AFAIK an upgrade to W10 from your W7 licence -- would have to be the same version of W10 that you currently have for W7 -- Home-->Home PRO/Ultimate-->Pro.

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