Windows 10: Activation of Win 10 after installing in VirtualBox

Discus and support Activation of Win 10 after installing in VirtualBox in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello I bought a refurbished laptop with a licenced installation of Windows 10 - there is a Preinstalled Software Licence in the BIOS. I then did a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Beanysteve, May 22, 2020.

  1. Activation of Win 10 after installing in VirtualBox


    Hello

    I bought a refurbished laptop with a licenced installation of Windows 10 - there is a Preinstalled Software Licence in the BIOS. I then did a clean install of Linux and installed Win 10 in VirtualBox from an ISO downloaded from the Microsoft site. The installation works fine, but I can not activate it and am being asked to purchase Win 10.


    Does anyone have an idea about how I can solve this issue, please?


    Kind regards

    Steve

    :)
     
    Beanysteve, May 22, 2020
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  2. Win 10 activation on Virtualbox

    Hi, I had a Win 7 which I've upgraded to Win 10 and inside that Win 10 I've instaled virtualbox with win 10 technical preview to see what's comming next. Not long ago I've bought ssd and I've done clean installation and because motherboard and cpu was
    the same there was no problem with Win 10 activation. But the problem is with Win 10 on virtualbox where troubleshooter claims that there was a hardware changes and i cannot activate that system. I alsow did clean install on virtualbox and still nothing
     
    MarcinFelkowski, May 22, 2020
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  3. neilpzz Win User
    Win 10 activation on Virtualbox

    The host Windows 10 licence is different to the guest (virtual) licence. When you changed to the SSD then the host licence didn't change because you were using the same hardware. (motherboard)

    What you needed to do is save the virtual machine and transfer it to the SSD after you had installed Windows 10 and VirtualBox. (C:\Users\account_name\VirtualBox VMs\Win 10) Win 10 folder depends on what you called your virtual Windows 10 install and you
    have to Show hidden files to view the folder, you will see a file name ending in .vbox. (also view file extension is required)

    With any luck once this VM file is transferred to the new install of VirtualBox, same folder location, on the SSD you will be able to use this
    machine to attach your hard drives and Windows 10 Insider Preview will be activated.

    Currently your Insider Preview is installed on a new machine so the activation troubleshooter is correct. Once you have copied over the old VM activation will be automatic, as it was with the host licence. If you can't do this because you no longer have
    Windows 10 on the old drive then you have lost the licence, the original preview licences cannot be transferred.
     
    neilpzz, May 22, 2020
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  4. Activation of Win 10 after installing in VirtualBox

    Win 10 activation on Virtualbox

    The main system is activated but the system on virtualbox isn't
     
    MarcinFelkowski, May 22, 2020
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