1.    07 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Belgium, Flanders
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    Windows 7

    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.    07 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 111
    Microsoft Windows 10x64 Pro

    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.    07 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Pen 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.

    Quote Originally Posted by MSRadell 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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