Arcanan
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Windows 10 copy of licensed & activated machine connected to Internet: What happen to both of them?

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Hello,

I am new to this topic.

If I copy activated VM (Windows 10 Pro, 21H1) on the same PC and run it what happens? I mean if both VM's (original and copy) are connected to Internet at the same time?

Thanks.

PS: I don't want to test that. Therefore I ask before. 😎

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scott28tt
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1. The OS in the new VM might require activation seeing as some of the hardware components will be different (eg. NIC MAC address)

2. Even if it does work without requiring activation, it would be illegal if you only have 1 license.

 


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Arcanan
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Thanks, my Windows 8.1 unused licence worked fine. 

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scott28tt
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1. The OS in the new VM might require activation seeing as some of the hardware components will be different (eg. NIC MAC address)

2. Even if it does work without requiring activation, it would be illegal if you only have 1 license.

 


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Arcanan
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Thanks, my Windows 8.1 unused licence worked fine. 

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