[HELP - SUGGESTION] Which Windows 10 Pro Version to install in VirtualBox (STD, DLA or OEM)?

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  1. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    #1 tomay3000, Dec 2, 2019
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    Hello,
    I have downloaded an AIO Windows 10 X64 19H2 10in1 OEM ESD en-US NOV 2019 Version 1909 Build 18363.476
    and I want to install it in VirtualBox v6.

    All I need is a suggestion for which version should I chose for VirtualBox installation (STD, DLA or OEM) FOR better COMPATIBILITY and ACTIVATION. And WHAT TOOL should I use to activate it after installation.

    TIA.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Depends on what sku's the iso contains, all common sku's can be KMS_VL_ALL or HWID activated. License channel doesn't matter, that's regulated by the used key.
     
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  3. bfoos

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    #3 bfoos, Dec 2, 2019
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    Id' personally go with either Education or Enterprise after I deleted that homebrew'd ISO and downloaded a verifiable ISO directly from Microsoft or made my own ISO via UUP Dump. Then activate it using the MDL hosted KMS_VL_ALL project .....
     
  4. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    #4 tomay3000, Dec 2, 2019
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    I have tried all of STD, DLA and OEM. And it turns out that the one that is pre-activated when installation is finished is "DLA = Digital License Activation (HWID)".
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Because if your system had a msdm, the STD and OEM version also would have activated Home (in most cases), the DLA version contains an activator.
     
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  6. tomay3000

    tomay3000 MDL Member

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    Do you mean my host system? if so, I am using Manjaro Linux x64 KDE Plasma 5, and I have NOT found any presence of any MSDM file anywhere.
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I just explained what the DLA, STD and OEM designations stand for;)

    But VM's can have MSDM bios rom/bins too.
     
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  8. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    MSDM is not a file, but a special table in the firmware implementation (BIOS or UEFI). MSDM is the successor to the SLIC table (which is still used for Vista/7 and Servers).
     
  9. bfoos

    bfoos MDL Guide Dog

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    I'd be highly suspect of the ISO you are using as it is homebrew. No way in hell I would trust it.