replace register with activate.

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 4:53 PM, Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtm...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> This is encouraging.  Thanks for the idea.
>
> The (only) instructions that came with the machine were on how to register
> the windows 10.  Also, the COA has a "silver" patch over a portion of the
> number, with instructions to gently scrape the silver off to expose the
> full number.  This, to me, implies  that it has not been registered.  Do
> you agree?
>
> -Denis
>
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 4:11 PM, Garrett Bigart <gbig...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hey Denis,
>>
>> Windows 10 license keys become tied to hardware as soon as it's activated,
>> so if it hasn't been activated, you should be fine with a Windows 10 ISO,
>> your COA and VirtualBox. Now, I was under the impression that all prebuilt
>> PCs came activated, so are you absolutely certain that it isn't activated
>> and where are you getting that information? That may determine how you
>> should go about doing this.
>>
>>
>> Best,
>> Garrett
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Denis Heidtmann <
>> denis.heidtm...@gmail.com>
>>
>> > wrote:
>>
>> >
>> > I just purchased a new desktop machine.  It has Windows 10 pro, not yet
>>
>> > > activated.  After installing Ubuntu I would like to be able to run
>> this
>>
>> > > Windows as a guest in VB.  My searching tells me that this can be a
>> bit
>>
>> > > tricky.  I am not in any hurry to migrate.  I first want to make sure
>> I
>> do
>>
>> > > not do anything which will cut off this possibility.  Do I need to
>> backup
>>
>> > > something from the machine before I install Linux, or can I just use
>> the
>>
>> > > COA sticker to get what I need from Microsoft after I have wiped the
>> HD,
>>
>> > > installed Ubuntu and VB?  I have no reason to run Win 10 (except as a
>>
>> > > guest) on the machine other than to initially ensure myself that the
>>
>> > > machine is functioning properly.
>>
>> > >
>>
>> > > Thanks,
>>
>> > > -Denis
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