Now when I am trying to activate it after restoring the snapshot. This would be non-complaint if you go this way and could get in trouble if audited. It's the same if 8. If the hardware has changed, the Windows operating system requires reactivation. Thank you for your response, Chris.
I have not setup a virtual environment where I reinstall Windows and use the same product key, it is all the original install. Use it at your own risk. The trick is that you need to make sure that the virtual hardware does not change when you move the virtual machine. I had to waste this opportunity to donate this otherwise very nice older machine. Hi: We have volume license of Windows 7 Ent. Is it working, but I get all the time the reminder I have to register. As I noted a company vehicle depreciates overtime, and so does the bathroom piping in your building, the electrical wiring to a segment of your building now being repurposed for other uses, and so on.
If the drivers are installed go into Device Manager and make sure that there are no problems with the drivers. In Hyper-V I have changed the controller to which my vhd was attached and I now it asks for a new activation. It is generally up to you to get media and a valid key. Same as with Windows 8. That exchange would have made a perfect script for a Buster Keaton movie. It is possible to move virtual machines around between different physical computers running Hyper-V without needing to run activation inside Windows. What I think when I finalized this image, I will sysprep again so it may work after installation because sysprep does rearm as well.
Cat I basically want your interpretation of what wizardfromoz is suggesting to me in this thread, although I am probably not going to follow his suggestion anyway. The April 18 page suggests making a snapshot of your fully set up system on day one and then just restore that snapshot later in the 30 day period. This wouldl free the existing physical hardware for other important uses. Do you really want to be on hold a hour and a half to get a answer why Office365 isn't saving a document? Use the Phone activation method? The older version of virtual box version 4. At least, that has been the accepted policy during all of my audits. So unless you change the default settings or edit the vm's settings file you should be good to go.
Then go to the tab Network and click Advanced. I just used Belarc Advisor, and it is as I thought. Out of support has nothing at all to do with licensing. The issue with Retail is that it does not have downgrade rights. If I don't reactivate I'm automatically logged out. Hi, this blog tought me a lot; however, after following the instructions, the script is not loaded prior to boot.
Here is the thread that is discussing this. All the other software activations that are related to that token are lost and that is a pain. Ans: Yes, I cannot restore after restoration. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Ok guys I have figured out. With a hard drive caddy, can I still access the hard drive contents without having to boot into the operating system, or is it such that once the motherboard is dead blown capacitors , the data from that hard drive can never be retrieved anymore? Thanks for your help guys. A product key is supposed to be 25 characters separated by a hyphen in five groups of five right? The same way you do for a bare metal machine.
Even if it fails, you still have access to security updates and service packs. I will end up donating my old computer after I wipe it clean. No that makes no sense. This is a risk management question you need to answer. We have a volume license key.
It was activated before snapshot. I've made a image of my old Dell and wanted to be able to run this from Oracle Virtual Machine. The old physical box is a Dell desktop. I then had to enter a string of keys one box at a time in all of those blocks, and after they were entered, it was about 10-15 seconds, Windows 7 Pro was activated. Windows 7 is still being sold. What else can I try? I am sorry for the length of this post, but I wanted to make sure you were fully apprised of the situation. Just re-installed a machine 3 weeks ago.