[RndTbl] Windows activation on Linux VM host?
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
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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