Windows 10: Does reinstalling Windows 10 in a VM on a Macbook require a new license?

Discus and support Does reinstalling Windows 10 in a VM on a Macbook require a new license? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have Windows 10 installed on a Macbook using Parallels. Now I can't get my Windows instance started anymore and I want to reinstall. Do I need a new... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by DW Engelgeer, Aug 3, 2021.

  1. Does reinstalling Windows 10 in a VM on a Macbook require a new license?


    I have Windows 10 installed on a Macbook using Parallels. Now I can't get my Windows instance started anymore and I want to reinstall. Do I need a new license to do that? Or can I use the same license I already got?Thanks in advance.Regards,DW

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    DW Engelgeer, Aug 3, 2021
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  2. Windows 10 Pro VM for a Macbook.

    Hello,

    I have purchased a copy of Windows 10 Pro, and am running it on a Desktop. This is a full license(non OEM).

    I have purchased a Macbook Pro, and want to setup a large virtual box VM running Windows 10 Pro.

    Will my already purchased license allow windows 10 Pro to be installed on this VM?

    If not then what kind of license would be required for the VM install?

    Thanks for the guidance.

    Paul
     
    PaulSmithYV, Aug 3, 2021
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  3. Pat_BBE Win User
    VM Licenses

    I'm using a Dell PC with a factory installed OEM version of Windows 10 Pro.

    My work requires me to use program editing software from many different vendors, these software titles often don't work well and can cause issue with the PC they are installed on. My thought is to isolate them by using VMs with the software for each vendor
    installed on it's own VM - isolated from my Host and the other VMs I would use for other editors.

    My new PC with Win10 OEM would be the host. Only 1 VM would be used on the host at a time but there would be as many as 10 different VMs I could run on the host.

    Can I copy my host OS to the VM with my OEM license?

    If I can't, and I need a new license for the VMs can I use 1 license for the multiple VMs?

    Is there an upgrade from OEM to FPP ?

    Pat
     
    Pat_BBE, Aug 3, 2021
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  4. Does reinstalling Windows 10 in a VM on a Macbook require a new license?

    Questions on Windows 10 licensing for a Hyper-V VM

    I have a Windows 10 Pro machine which supports virtualization.

    I want to create a hyper-V VM running Windows 10 as the guest host. I have some questions on licensing and any activation issues that might occur
    1. I expect I'll need to buy a 2nd Win 10 license
      • Does it need to be a retail license?
      • Or can I a buy an OEM license? (I’ll always use the 2nd license for a virtual machine on the same PC but never run more then one VM at a time)
    2. If i wanted to create multiple VMs (gen-1 and gen-2) could I use that 2nd license each time? Again, assuming i'll never actually having more then one VM running at a time.
    3. And just curious: Does anyone know if MS simply recognizes 2 licenses both for the same PC? If I did a fresh reinstall in the future, would it make any difference which license i lthen used for the PC and which for the VM?
     
    ComputerGeek, Aug 3, 2021
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