Stuck in validation limbo RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a test machine previously running  Win 7, upgraded to Windows 10.

    Although I used the Windows 7 key to do the upgrade, the desktop says "evaluation copy"

    Some Autodesk software does not run on Windows 10, so I installed Hyper V and created a guest Windows 7 VM.

    It has been a few weeks since I first did this, so now I have "not genuine" warnings all the time, although I did use the same Windows 7 key from before.

    Looks like I am missing something here.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 3:32 PM


  • I thought I'd responded to this??

    Anyhow - if you used the Windows 7 Product Key for the basis of your Upgrade, you cannot also use it in any other way - including as the license in a VM or Hyper-V install. You will need a separate license for that.

    If you uninstall Windows 10, you can revert back to your old Windows 7 License.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Monday, June 13, 2016 11:01 AM