[GTALUG] installing linux while retaining Windows 10

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Jan 4 19:55:58 UTC 2016

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Darryl Moore wrote:
> Did you try activating it with your license key?

As I recall, I installed it from orginal DVDs that came with the
laptop, and used the license key packaged with them. It must have
worked at one time. But like you, it lies dormant most of the time,
and I don't recall when it stopped working properly.

My guess is that it's an OEM version, looking for specific hardware
components it can't find in the VM. But I can't be bothered buying
another copy since I only fire it up every so often to see if it's
still broken.

- --Bob.

On 04/01/16 06:05 PM, Darryl Moore wrote:
> On 16-01-04 05:20 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
>> I've tried installing Win7 from original DVDs into a VirtualBox
>> VM -- now I just get a message that I'm a criminal ("This copy of
>> Windows is not genuine"), with frequent popup reminders.  My
>> mileage varied, your mileage may vary too.
>> - --Bob.
> Interesting. Just fired up mine after a few months. All is well.
> Did some OS updates, and still good. I'll put it to bed now,
> probably for a few more months.
> Did you try activating it with your license key? What happens then?
> I had the same issue on a previous laptop, and the software
> required me to even call microsoft which I did, and the activation
> worked.
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