Creating digital entitlement without upgrade possible?

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  1. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    Hi all!

    I got the upgrade icon in my win 7 system tray, but wanna wait until after 29 July to experiment with this new system.
    Is it possible to create the "digital entitlement" without the upgrade hassle not to loose the free upgrade?

    Only way I see to do it is to image my Win 7 setup, then do the upgrade and image it back again.

    Any easier way to do this?

    Thanks for any replies :D
     
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  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    simple answer is no
     
  3. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    Real answer is YES, but He'd have to read the Forums
     
  4. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I need to make a backup anyway, so i'm gonna image my Win 7.
    If i'm not satisified with the 10 upgrade i'll roll back.
     
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    Please post links to the related topics if i'm not asking for too much
     
  6. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    your right he can reserve a copy....and when is ready MS will send him the update. im not sure if he can still do that... were getting close the finish line for the free upgrade.
     
  7. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    u cant roll back on anniversary.
     
  8. LatinMcG

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    run gatherosstate and get GenuineTicket.xml and install on a partition fresh win 10 and put GenuineTicket.xml in right place and done
     
  9. dobbelina

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    I'm doing the image with Acronis, so any roll-back deadline using MS software shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    #10 dobbelina, Jul 18, 2016
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  12. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    No one, outside MS, knows.

    If you want to be sure, just deploy w10 on a native vhd put the ticket there in the right folder, and boot W10 once.
     
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  13. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    #14 dobbelina, Jul 18, 2016
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    Ahh cool!

    Didn't know you could create virtual disks directly in Win 7. :eek: Awesome!
    Was a long time ago I felt the urge to play with VMware, but that wouldn't work as it has it's own "bios and hardware" and isn't native so to speak.
    First boot & validation is probably necessary before July 29 to get registered on MS servers as a free upgrade.
    After that this door is probably shut.

    Great, now I have something to do for a few hours :wavetowel2:
     
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  14. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    You can. Providing you use the old VHD format and not the new VHDX.

    Anyway You can also install W10 on a native VHD/VHDX directly from the Setup UI, it's just slower and more complicate than DISM /Apply-Image from W7. So I don't suggest it, especially for your case.
     
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  15. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    the question is will that XML hack work after july 29:g: i would not take any chances i would get it now while still here.
     
  16. MacAddict01

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    Safest solution to me would be to image your current system using Acronis, Macrium or whatever you are comfortable with. After the image, go ahead and let the Win7 system upgrade to 10 and boot it up once to make sure it shows it's activated. After that just wipe the drive and restore your original Win7 image.

    Am I missing anything?
     
  17. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    After the genuineticket.xml is succesfully created, just do what T-S said by using a vhd or just unplug all current hdd/ssd's, plugin a spare hdd and install 10,
    apply the genuineticket.xml and when it says: activated by a "digital entitlement" (1511.x) or "Digital License" (1607), unplug it and re-connect the normal drives and you have
    a Digital License for the life of the hardware.
     
  18. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Yes, that obviously works, but is way more complicate and time consuming than deploying w10 on a vhd
     
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  19. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    he also need a MS account to verify that license....it will not work with the local account.