Windows 10 : same license in virtual box?

Varjak Paw

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Hi,

I got a computer with an official Windows 10 pro license.

I have installed virtual box and would like to create a partition within virtual box, with also Windows 10 pro.
( just for testing and playing around ;) )

My question is:
- Can I install a copy of my original Windows 10 pro? ( will it be seen as legal also?)
- Can I e.g. two times install my windows 10 in virtual box, as long they are installed all on the same machine,
and being seen as legal?
 

DVDR_Dog

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Depends. Is your machine an OEM win 8 or later? Then the BIOS will handle the overhead. I am not even sure how M/S identifies systems and logs them when you authenticate Win 7 or better or if that even takes place anymore. Either way I think you should be ok if you enter the CD key, COA key or whatever you care to call it on the same system.
 

Varjak Paw

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Thanks for the reply!

I got time today to read some stuff on it. It is not really clear due to so many different situations. The (Lenovo) computer runs Windows 10 pro, I had bought a cheap official OEM license online. (seems to be legal in my country.)
To be on the safe side, I bought another license today, just to run Windows in Virtual box. ($22).
 

DVDR_Dog

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Thanks for the reply!

I got time today to read some stuff on it. It is not really clear due to so many different situations. The (Lenovo) computer runs Windows 10 pro, I had bought a cheap official OEM license online. (seems to be legal in my country.)
To be on the safe side, I bought another license today, just to run Windows in Virtual box. ($22).
Granted as a buyer it's not your problem at all so no worries. Now the seller, well good ol' m/s is always on the lookout for them and they at least used to make examples of them and it would cost sellers $$$. I know someone that happened to with Office some time ago. What you are doing should work fine. I hope you got the original COA. If the COA number gets used too often it's blacklisted. I wasn't aware there were printed OEM COA's for Windows 10 except for refurbs. OEM resales were the primary reason m/s had the OEMs embed them into the BIOS since Windows 8.
 

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