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Help license for virtual machine Windows 10

Windows 10 Trouble : license for virtual machine
Error Trouble : I have a laptop with windows 10 pro installed/licensedI want to test some setups with docker, but do not want to break my private install/setup as I also use vmware and this is not compatible with dockerI downloaded the windows evaluation version virtual machine for vmware from MScreated a VM and run this image, that has no licenseCan I continue running this VM without license ? this is only for testing purpose and will not be used for real operations. only for testing install procedures, running containers…Can I apply my private license from laptop windows to this VM ?thanks for

User : przytula
Question : license for virtual machine
Update : Last reply April 27, 2021
Solved : DaveM121
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Answer : 3 replies

How to Fix license for virtual machine on Windows 10?

  1. Hi Guy

    I am Dave, an Independent Advisor, I will help you with this . . .

    Officially Microsoft indicate that for each installation on a PC, whether Windows 10 is installed on a hard drive or on a VM, you would need a separate licence for each installation, even if they are on the same PC . . .

  2. In reply to DaveM121’s post on April 27, 2021

    thanks for the update

    so the question would be : most suppliers ship/provide dev editions to familiarize yourself

    so i expected that windows dev. vm would also let you do that…

    but this license is limited to 20 days

    best regards, Guy

    Best Regards, Guy Przytula
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  3. Hi przytula

    The best option may be to phone Microsoft Support in your local area and get clarification from them, if you would only be using that on an intermittent basis, there may be no problem, that may be the best thing to do, on Community we are just users and they would give you a more definitive understanding of the licence requirements in your case . . .

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