Windows 10: Windows 10 license and VM running on licensed computer

Discus and support Windows 10 license and VM running on licensed computer in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; My client has a number of Dell computers that all came with Windows 10 Pro. We would now like to spool up a virtual machine for testing on the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by eric.t, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. eric.t Win User

    Windows 10 license and VM running on licensed computer


    My client has a number of Dell computers that all came with Windows 10 Pro. We would now like to spool up a virtual machine for testing on the physical comptuter's Hyper-V submodule.

    Q1: Are we allowed to do that with the Windows 10 Pro that came with the Dell computer

    Q2: To muddle the waters a bit further, we actually need to test software that needs to run on Windows 7. So can we install a Windows 7 VM on our Dell Windows 10 machines, with the license we already have.

    Q3: If either or both answers above are NO, then what do we need to get for each developer so we can legitimately run a Windows 7 VM on our Windows 10 Dell machines

    :)
     
    eric.t, Dec 9, 2019
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  2. 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, Dec 9, 2019
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  3. krimetal Win User
    Windows 10 upgrade license

    Hello guys,

    I have 1 license of WIndows 8.1 FPP/retail license. I want to upgrade to WIndows 10, but I one thing is unclear to me.
    If I upgrade, will WIndows 10 license be retail or it will "turn" into some sort of OEM license?

    I ask this because I upgrade my PC, you know, more memory, replace HDD, and I intend to upgrade the MB and CPU to Kaby Lake platform sometime in the future, (and of course sell the replaced hardware)
    This thing is not clearly mentioned anywhere.

    Thank you.
     
    krimetal, Dec 9, 2019
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  4. Pat_BBE Win User

    Windows 10 license and VM running on licensed computer

    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, Dec 9, 2019
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