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Windows 7: uninstall/deactivate Windows 7 in a VM?

16 Dec 2016   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

He must be new at this


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16 Dec 2016   #12
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
He must be new at this
Was that directed towards me?

Another quick question. I just bought Windows 10 Home OEM version, it was on sale. I also want to run it in a VM. But like other OEM versions, I can only install it to this computer, correct?
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16 Dec 2016   #13
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Actually
For OEM installs the base "licence" detail IS stored in the Bios, its part of the SLIC table which is why OEM installs/re-installs are auto-activated on most occasions.
They do not use MAC codes for validation as far as i know.(W10 yes)

They do however count the number of times a specific (non oem base product key) key is used and they will block it if it exceeds 3 activations within 90 days,

Minor Activation checks are performed on EVERY boot, the Major check rolls along every 90 days

There are further checks that take place as well, which are hardware equipement based.
AND there are more, but this is as far as im going


Roy
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16 Dec 2016   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
He must be new at this
Was that directed towards me?
No

Don`t you have another drive you can clean install 10 on ?
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16 Dec 2016   #15
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Havoc,
Although officially the free W10 offer has been pulled
did you
register
upgrade >> downgrade
If so then the comp you did it on MAY still be eligable

note
i have also heard of people still being able to upgrade , free of charge.

Roy
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16 Dec 2016   #16
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

AddRAM:
Yes I do.
My perfect setup would be a M.2 drive with 7 on it, and 4 separate HDD's for my games, VM's, Windows 10 and last but not least Ubuntu. It's possible with my motherboard but I don't have the money right now for the M.2 drive I want. I might put Windows 10 and Ubuntu on the same drive until I buy the M.2.
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16 Dec 2016   #17
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

torchwood:
I did not register/upgrade during the free offer. I wait quite some time before using a new OS or piece of hardware. Even if it's free.
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17 Dec 2016   #18
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
For OEM installs the base "licence" detail IS stored in the Bios, its part of the SLIC table which is why OEM installs/re-installs are auto-activated on most occasions.
They do not use MAC codes for validation as far as i know.(W10 yes)

They do however count the number of times a specific (non oem base product key) key is used and they will block it if it exceeds 3 activations within 90 days,

Minor Activation checks are performed on EVERY boot, the Major check rolls along every 90 days
Thank you for the clarifications, Touchwood, very detailed.

I presume that only OEM keys assigned by manufacturers are stored in the BIOS while a OEM key installed manually is stored exclusively in the registry.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
He must be new at this
You what mate.
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