Windows 10 licencing question

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by jul12, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. jul12

    jul12 MDL Member

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    Hello!

    Sorry stupid question:
    Does Microsoft allow to use Windows 10 without activation? (Home, Pro) Does licensing allow this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    MSFT even gives you 10 license for free ;)
     
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    dosibox MDL Senior Member

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  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    dosibox MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks Enthousiast. But maybe, you've already activated Windows 10 with a free digital license on a VMWare, on this PC a few weeks/months ago, no ?
     
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    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Normally the HWID generated for 1 vm doesn't apply on a new created vm, when i now clean install 10 pro on another vm it won't be activated.
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Did a second test:

    Created a new VM, installed Win 10 Home, no digital license.
    Created a new VM, installed Win 7SP1 HomePremium x64, ran gatherosstate.exe, shut the vm down,
    started the same vm, booting a Win 10 AiO iso, selected Home (deleted the win 7 partitions, created new ones), kept windows offline during first logon, inserted the genuineticket.xml and rebooted the vm, connected lan and it was activated by a Digital License.