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#2
Do I lose my Windows 8.1 license if I install Windows 10 in Virtualbox?
Thanks for your answer.
 


helpifIcan

Fantastic Member
#3
No!

I have been running it in VB since October, on a Win7 PC.
 


davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#4
You will have been running a test build, which is not, at the moment, connected with the imminent upgrade options.
Andrew: I don't know the positive answer to that yet. It will, undoubtable depend on how you obtain Windows upgrade, in which case you will surrender your licence, or ISO with a fresh install.
 


OTT

Active Member
#5
ATM nothing is certain with Windows 10 ! ;)

But if you are (and stay) an Insider I think your VM Windows 10 stays "activated" and your main Windows 8 will also stay genuine...

One thing is certain : you will have a choice and in the worst case your VM Windows 10 will be "not activated" without affecting your real Windows 8.

OTT
 


#6
Ok, thanks for your answers.
I'm going to install Windows 10 in Virtualbox and start testing as an Insider!
 


davehc

Essential Member
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#7
Hi Andrew. I assumed you meant when the full upgrade release comes along in a month. There is no activation problem if you are using the preliminary builds.
 


#8
No problem davehc.
The installation in VirtualBox is a fact and everything on my Windows 8.1 is as it was.
Thanks for the tutorial.
 


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