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Virtual Installation of windows 10

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This may be a stupid question.

I am very happy with my Virtual installation of windows 10. [Vmware]

What happens to this after the release Date?

Can I keep it?

Will it function normally and continue updating?

Or am i expected to "remove' it.

Response eagerly awaited

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If you're an Insider you should be upgraded. However, I am having an issue with it myself right now on my PC. I have Win7 running on the VirtualBox and want to upgrade it but I think I need to change my BIOS settings on the host PC.

Anyway, there are odd situations like VMs, TechNet keys, and other other than traditional situations, so in all honesty I am not 100% sure, but as this whole thing goes down, we will have more answers. As well as more articles will be added to the gP site. You can see our archive of Win 10 articles at the following link:


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Hi @Julsie - Just answered this question ya had over at - http://windows10forum.com/discussion/321/windows-10-activation-activation

I think that applies to your Windows 10 Activation question however.

As I mentioned, Per the MS blog post, you can keep your VM in Insider mode and keep getting updates. Otherwise, you will need to get a license for it unless the VM was an upgrade from a valid Windows 7 or 8 license.


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