On Tue, 2017-06-27 at 13:59 -0400, vendor(a)billoblog.com wrote:
Cool! I just downloaded and installed it. It installed without a
with Virtualbox, though Microsoft insisted I create an account -- which
I've never done before. I didn't know that Win 10 was free from
It will work for a time, then demand you activate. If you don't it will
go to a degraded mode where some things don't work and eventually limit
how long it runs. Word around the campfire is a Windows 7/8 license key
of the same type (home/pro) will still activate Win10.
And as for the earlier recomendation to get a Windows license off eBay,
be very careful. I tried that for a machine I was repurposing as a
beater for one of the grandkids. It never had a Windows COA (built to
run Linux) so I needed a license so he could dual boot to play games.
Got a sealed Win7 Pro OEM "system builder" pack for <$40 from a U.S.
seller that looks identical in every way to a known good one (bought
from NewEgg) but it required phone activation so it probably isn't
kosher. eBay has a serious problem with counterfeit merchandise of all