[RndTbl] Windows activation on Linux VM host?

Trevor Cordes trevor at tecnopolis.ca
Thu Jan 21 22:09:22 CST 2021

On 2021-01-21 Scott Toderash wrote:
> I used virt-p2v to create a Windows instance of a fresh install. I
> had just bought a new machine and thought I would be clever if I did
> this before wiping it and installing Ubuntu. It mostly worked. I
> actually wrote down what happened and here's the weird story.
> Licensing is stupid. When I was done, it told me I needed to activate
> but then it complained and said I had the wrong license type for a
> VM. I forget the wording of that though.
> Also though, afaik you can run without activating indefinitely.

So you got it virt'ed but you never got it back into a "properly
activated" state?

The p2v option is certainly good to know.

More information about the Roundtable mailing list