Activation of OEM Win 7 in VM

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by chinook9, Oct 9, 2011.

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  1. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    I regularly play around with software in a VM. So Far all of my guest OS have been XP or Linux.

    I have an OEM version of Win 7 I would like to install as guest in a my VmWare Player. I do not want to activate it because I will probably want to install it in another machine in the future.

    Will it work without being activated? How long?

    I assume it could not be updated. Correct?
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    it will work and can be updated and all without being activated for 30 days
     
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    I work from one Windows 7 disk unlocking all the versions like Vista was, then re-burning an aio iso. You could re-arm to 120 days.
     
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  4. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the information. I'll try it out as soon as I get my VmWare operating at a decent speed.....May have to try VirtualBox.
     
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