Windows 10: Virtual Machine Activity - Windows 10 Pro Updates

Discus and support Virtual Machine Activity - Windows 10 Pro Updates in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; So... within the past week, I've initiated restarts to complete the installation of numerous updates. From what I've experienced from past updates,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Trexx, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Trexx Win User

    Virtual Machine Activity - Windows 10 Pro Updates


    So... within the past week, I've initiated restarts to complete the installation of numerous updates. From what I've experienced from past updates, I've come to conclude that its not unusual to discover a system service or other system component running in the background which was previously never there. With the latest updates that have been pushed out, however, I have to wonder ... what could be the purpose of Hyper-V and other virtual machine tasks now running upon startup?

    I apologize since this thread is simply an initial, preliminary post which I've submitted before I look into the matter more deeply. I intend to provide as much information as I can possibly gather, though in the unlikely event that someone here may be knowledgeable about this without any extensive info provided, I went ahead and created a thread.

    Pertaining to details I do have, none of the Hyper-V features are installed on my system which I double-checked to confirm. The particular service that I noticed running upon updating and rebooting the system was vmcompute also known as Hyper-V Host Compute Service. In the task manager, vmmem was also running, not to mention using a fair amount of resources, particularly RAM.

    I ultimately ended up having to open the Services snap-in to check the dependencies for the services before I was able to stop them. Although not directly related, the same had to be done for the Internet Connection Sharing service. As I stated previously, I apologize for not providing more information, such as the specific updates that have been installed over the course of this week, but once I've researched this a little further, I will post back with these additional details.

    Thank you to those interested enough to offer any guidance or explanation regarding this... which technically can't be considered an issue per se... Virtual Machine Activity - Windows 10 Pro Updates :)

    :)
     
    Trexx, Jul 4, 2019
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  3. Robert_os Win User
    Move windows 10 pro license from virtual machine to physical machine.

    I need to move a windows 10 pro license from a virtual machine to a physical machine. The license has been bought as windows 10 pro not upgrade etc. The thing is that the computer (Mac book pro) where the virtual machine used to live is now dead beyond
    repair and to expensive to use. So I want to install windows 10 on a dell laptop now but I cant deactivate the old license on the virtual machine. Any suggestions?
     
    Robert_os, Jul 4, 2019
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  4. Kari Win User

    Virtual Machine Activity - Windows 10 Pro Updates

    Clean install of W10 not possible in Virtual Machine.


    Please get a cup of coffee, lean back and think an answer for these two questions. Take your time, then check the answers below the questions:

    Questions:
    1. If you do a clean install of let's say Windows 10 Insider Build 10525 on a totally new computer which has never had an activated Windows 10 on it, does it activate?
    2. If you do a clean install of Windows 10 Insider Build on a computer where the underlying Windows 10, upgraded from a qualifying old operating system has already been activated, does it activate?

    Answers:
    1. No, of course not.
    2. Yes, of course.

    Why do you think that a virtual machine would make any difference? You have tried to install Windows 10 on a totally new machine which has never had an activated Windows 10 installed, therefore the Microsoft activation servers block the activation due invalid machine ID. In the highlighted part in below quote you admit your mistake yourself, plain and simple, yet you when doing this wrong draw conclusion that even if done correctly it would not work:

    What you have tried is essentially the same as if you took a brand new real physical PC without any operating system, which has never had any operating system, and then installed Windows 10 Insider Preview wondering why it does not activate! Virtual Machines behave exactly the same way; if you want to clean install Windows 10 Insider Preview and get it activated you must do it on an existing virtual machine, one which has already had an upgraded Windows 10 activated. This "computer", the virtual machine, its machine ID is marked on activation servers as valid and activated and it will of course activate.

    Be it a virtual machine or a physical computer, you cannot activate a clean installed Windows 10 Insider Preview on a totally new machine. How difficult can this be to understand?

    When clean installing Windows 10 Insider Preview on a computer which has already had a previous Windows 10 Insider activated, you do not use the product key! It will be asked twice, once before the installation starts and once after the last reboot to OOBE phase. In both cases you skip the product key and your Windows will be automatically activated.
     
    Kari, Jul 4, 2019
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