[RndTbl] Windows activation on Linux VM host?

Scott Toderash scott at 100percenthelpdesk.com
Fri Jan 22 07:21:40 CST 2021

Yes. I'm still thinking about the activation state before converting. I 
wiped the machine after, so I can't verify. I don't recall seeing any 
request for me to activate while it was on the original hardware, only 
after virtualization.

So technically it worked, but eventually I'll be punished for not 
activating Windows. If I acquire the right kind of key I can fix that 

On 2021-01-21 10:09 p.m., Trevor Cordes wrote:
> 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.

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