I did that with the virtual machine as well. If so, has the product key been changed? Here is a situation I run into on a frequent basis. Referring back to post number one of this thread, so you want run Windows 10 as both the guest and host? I'm not a fan of being tracked this heavily. Reach out to me if you have any questions. So, how does one choose between these options. I had a look at the link you provided but that's only when running Windows 10 within a virtual machine. I have been around long enough to know that you can't do a clean install of windows 10 whether it is the preview or the rtm on a new machine.
After that I decided to go all of the way because I got tired of dual booting in order to game. Would it be against the license agreement to have two bare metal installs, on two different partitions of the same physical machine? I followed the proper steps to do that. I basically want to know if virtually disconnecting the guest machine from the internet will block all viruses from entering the guest machine from an outside source, and not via the host machine. Cons: Not returnable, even if unopened. There are no enterprise wide commitments to going all Per User. If you want to use the software on more than one virtual device, you must obtain a separate license for each instance. It still gets presented to you as a physical installation, but it's not.
That is the best advise I can offer in regards to this. Zarathustra, Thanks for the update. Not sure if the order of installing the additions has any impact. Why are you considering Hyper V? How difficult can this be to understand? Windows 10 Enterprise E3 — Per User A similar name and a subtle difference but the consequences are fairly drastic. You very specifically stated that you created a new vm, then installed Windows 10 clean on it. Note that for him, he found his product key using Belarc Advisor.
The virtual machine is activated and continues to work even when it is migrated across an array of virtualization servers. Of course I know that as well. Nor am I going to get in the midst of an issue between two or more members over it. Hey all, I have a question regarding how Windows 10's new license system reacts to being installed in virtual machines. This is probably why I am asking all these questions about Belarc Advisor. I used to be in the same predicament as you.
For more information, see Install Hyper-V Server 2012. It still gets presented to you as a physical installation, but it's not. I have had one instance of Windows 10 running for 2 years in a virtual machine, it still runs perfectly. The software is licensed, not sold. What would that gain you? Once you've completed the steps, you can safely use the product key on the new computer. Other Thoughts: Vista was better. Gregory for Microsoft, what is your take on this? Hard drive and its data is still intact.
It's not even water proof! He also used Belarc Advisor to find out what his key was from his Dell desktop, but I assume that he ran Belarc Advisor before his Dell died. And simple navigation means you don't need to spend much time learning anything new. Let's say I have a product key that I want to retrieve, and that I don't have any physical paper copies, or that I haven't written it down somewhere. Thanks again, one4 Click to expand. It still gets presented to you as a physical installation, but it's not. Should I expect the same thing from Windows 10? In this guide, we're focusing on the consumer channel, but it worth noting that Microsoft distributes licenses through a number of channels, which may include different licensing rules.
If penetration testing is the goal, and honestly I can't think of any other reason that a person would consider running Windows 10 as a guest with Windows 10 as the host, then you really need to set up a Linux host installation. If and when you want to install Windows 10 clean without buying a new product key you must do that on a machine which has already had a previously activated Windows 10 installed. Many loses or misplaces these or their boxed version , and have deleted the purchase email. Really if I hadn't benchmarked it I would have never known. I took a look at it today, and you are indeed right. The thing with changing hardware: they want you to buy a new license when you have made so many changes they consider you to be using a whole new computer.
Windows Server 2012R2 Datacenter — enables you to run unlimited instances of Windows Server with each license; or b. However, this method won't remove the link between your copy of Windows 10 and your device stored in the Microsoft servers. The above chart breaks down these rights. I'll let you know how it goes. Be it a virtual machine or a physical computer, you cannot activate a clean installed Windows 10 Insider Preview on a totally new machine. There are other products that can also find the keys on a computer, but that's beyond the scope of this Topic. Always up-to-date You won't have to wonder if you have the latest features or security updates.
Do you know what I am getting at? I'll give you everything in my bank account if you do. If you want to use the software on more than one virtual device, you must obtain a separate license for each instance. I upgraded to windows 10 and it activated. You still have the Windows 8. I forgot to mention, in post 23 in the thread I linked above, wizardfromoz found that he has a product key and a license number. Gabe Aul said that when we do major hardware upgrades we should contact with windows support but a vm counts as an another pc. .
You can't just get the key and stick it anywhere. Text Use in a virtualized environment. I've never seen anything that states different rules based on a hypervisor type. The keys you can pull off with software are the same across manufacturers so we can tell if you have done this. You still should be able to do a clean install on vm and it activate without issue. I think we would be better off wait for a Microsoft representative to explain about it. What does the license key even do? It is absolutely the same than installing Windows 10 clean on a totally new, fresh computer; to get it activated you need to buy Windows 10 to get the product key.