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Windows 7: Questions on running Windows 7 trial on VMWare

03 Oct 2011   #1

Windows Professional 64-bit
Questions on running Windows 7 trial on VMWare

I have a Windows 7 64-bit installation disc that I used to install Windows 7 with on my laptop. I am planning on installing Windows 7 on VMWare player with the same 64-bit disc, but as a trial (since my main key is used on the main host/laptop). Will I be able to just run the 30-day trial on VMWare for testing purposes? Also, once the trial ends, can I just delete the virtual machine and make a new windows 7 VM, setting up a 30-day trial again? Thanks.

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03 Oct 2011   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Yes I think it is possible. Because you are creating a new windows OS every month and it has a trial period of 30 days.

On VMplayer you have to go through the hassle of installing windows and any applications you plan to try on the virtual windows 7 x64 once in every month.
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03 Oct 2011   #3

Windows Professional 64-bit

Thanks for the reply. Gladly appreciate it.
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04 Oct 2011   #4

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Win 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheArchitect77 View Post
Thanks for the reply. Gladly appreciate it.
You can extend the trial period up to 120 days without reinstalling by rearming every 30 days.
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