1.    07 Aug 2015 #1

    Can I try out Windows 10 with virtual install without activation issue


    So I want to know if using windows 10 as a clean install in a virtual drive may effect the success of activation windows 10 during an upgrade from windows 7?

    I don't want to take any risks but I do feel its needed to try out windows 10 before upgrading. I want to know how much will break on it and what not.
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  2. Joined : May 2015
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       07 Aug 2015 #2

    Most users haven't had any problems at all so your fears are probably exaggerated but if you do an upgrade and have problems you can always revert to your previous installation within the first 30 days. I believe doing what you are proposing may cause future issues with upgrades but I'm not sure. I certainly wouldn't risk it.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
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       07 Aug 2015 #3

    Max Pen said: View Post
    So I want to know if using windows 10 as a clean install in a virtual drive may effect the success of activation windows 10 during an upgrade from windows 7?
    I would not think that it would.

    MSRadell said: View Post
    Most users haven't had any problems at all so your fears are probably exaggerated but if you do an upgrade and have problems you can always revert to your previous installation within the first 30 days. I believe doing what you are proposing may cause future issues with upgrades but I'm not sure. I certainly wouldn't risk it.
    Many people have reported problems reverting back to their old operating system. It is much safer, and more reliable to make an image of the old OS before upgrading using a program such as Macrium Reflect Free.
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