Windows 8 in Hyper-V on Windows 8

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by user68, May 1, 2013.

  1. user68

    user68 MDL Novice

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    I have a licensed copy of Windows Pro 8 on my physical PC and have enabled Hyper-V. I also want to run Windows Pro 8 in a virtual machine using Hyper-V. Is it possible to do this without losing activation on the physical PC?
     
  2. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Yes, but don't use the same key to activate VM window...
     
  3. user68

    user68 MDL Novice

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    So I understand the same license can't be used in VMs on the same physical PC and a new license needs to be purchased for each VM running on it. :(

    Thanks for your quick reply.
     
  4. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    #4 rrohela, May 1, 2013
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    You can use that key but thing is m$ can detect that key is in use on more than one install & block that.....

    Use Cody's toolkit to activate window under VM...

    Rest is up to you...
     
  5. PGHammer

    PGHammer MDL Senior Member

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    It is for precisely this reason that the hardware tying was banished in System Builder - to enable virtual-machine/guest/seat-based licensing. (Naturally, thin clients, which are used in enterprises, were the biggest motivation; however, there's absolutely zero reason that hobbyist virtualizers can't take advantage of it; after all, there isn't exactly a minimum number of licenses.)