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Windows 7: VM or dual boot?

05 Nov 2015   #41
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It should have a skip this link showing if not scroll down
If no scroll bar is seen move your mouse to the right side of the screen possibly it will appear 10 is bad about not showing scroll bars.


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05 Nov 2015   #42
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

In VirtualBox, you can specify where to put the VM when you are creating the virtual disk. It will default to your user folder on the C: drive but you can put it on any drive you like (even an external).

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You can also move an existing VM to another drive/folder but it's a little trickier. Find the VM in your user folder, then move it's entire folder to the drive/folder you want it to be in. After that, you need to remove the VM from the VirtualBox Manager console and then create it again. This time however, instead of creating a new virtual disk, you tell it to use an existing disk and point it to the location you moved the VM to.


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05 Nov 2015   #43
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I skipped the product key part but and Windows 10 installed as normal. I can't change the desktop (personalize) customization because it's not activated. I'm right clicking on the desktop and clicking "personalize". I was able to before now it won't let me.


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05 Nov 2015   #44
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Did you join the insiders program ?
If so sign in with the M$ account = Done.
Upcoming changes to Windows 10 Insider Preview builds [UPDATED 6/22] | Windows Experience Blog
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05 Nov 2015   #45
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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06 Nov 2015   #46
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Did you join the insiders program ?
If so sign in with the M$ account = Done.
Upcoming changes to Windows 10 Insider Preview builds [UPDATED 6/22] | Windows Experience Blog

I did join the insider program. I went to the insider website and found info on activating a preview build. I had to go into "Updates & Security" in Windows 10, I started Oracle VB, left Windows 10 open (while I read how to do activation) and Windows 10 eventually asked me to enter my login info to get updates.

It updates but still will not activate. Did Microsoft disable the preview builds now that Windows 10 is available retail?
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06 Nov 2015   #47
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Did you already have a M$ account to use or did you create one just to join ?
If you just created an account to use did you get any emails from the insiders program/ Gabe... to take a tour or anything else to confirm your membership ?
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06 Nov 2015   #48
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I found a post that says since October 1st you must use an activated Win 7 or Win 8 license to be able to activate Win 10 for free.

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Until October 1st, you could have installed and activated a Windows 10 Insider Preview build on the new motherboard. After October 1st, you must activate Windows 7 or 8 on that new motherboard in order to be able to activate a Windows 10 install for free. Your old motherboard might still activate Windows 10 if you reinstalled it, but you said it has issues.
Source: Windows 10 Pro Insider Perview Build 10565 Activation Error 0x803F7001
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06 Nov 2015   #49
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

The latest preview that came out yesterday, build 10586, allows activation using a Win 7 or Win 8 product key.
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06 Nov 2015   #50
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I found a post that says since October 1st you must use an activated Win 7 or Win 8 license be able to activate Win 10 for free.

Quote:
Until October 1st, you could have installed and activated a Windows 10 Insider Preview build on the new motherboard. After October 1st, you must activate Windows 7 or 8 on that new motherboard in order to be able to activate a Windows 10 install for free. Your old motherboard might still activate Windows 10 if you reinstalled it, but you said it has issues.
Source: Windows 10 Pro Insider Perview Build 10565 Activation Error 0x803F7001
Good I won't waste anymore time with it then Zorin is next in line
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