[SOLVED]: Installation of Windows 8/8.1 on Virtual Hard Drive?

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  1. 1173817

    1173817 MDL Novice

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    #1 1173817, Oct 14, 2015
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    History: I am not sure if this info is urgent, but... About a year ago, I have purchased a laptop with installed Windows 8 on it (probably Core Edition, but I am can not remember). I have formatted laptop's HDD, and then installed Windows 7 on it (which was been activated by using one of popular loaders). While using installed Windows I have experienced some problems with drivers so I have installed Windows 8 back, by using MSDN installation disk image (and again, I did not remember, which edition I choose). If I remember carefully, Windows has been successfully activated automatically, and I have no any problems then. Then I moved on Linux so I erased my HDD again...

    Questions: I want to use activated Windows 8.1 in virtual machine. I know that I can install Windows 8 on VHD (with provided ACPI tables) and then upgrade to Windows 8.1.

    I want to know:

    1. Are there possibility that I will experience a some activation problems with Windows 8 in future when installing it on my laptop?
    2. Are activation will be successful?
    3. Can I repeat this process? If so, then how many times?
    P.S.: I'm sorry for possible errors, English is not my native language. Hope that this question did not violates any of forum rules.
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Just use the Enterprise version of 8.1 and MTK 2.6 for to activate. That should answer all your 3 questions.
     
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  3. 1173817

    1173817 MDL Novice

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    Thank you! So easy.