Insider Preview How To install Windows 10 in VirtualBox

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  1. OTT

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  2. AndrewTheSecond

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    Do I lose my Windows 8.1 license if I install Windows 10 in Virtualbox?
    Thanks for your answer.
     
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    No!

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

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    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.
     
  5. OTT

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

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    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.
     
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    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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