I booted it, gave the machine a name, then said skip when it wanted to go
on-line (no internet cable connected to it.)  Then what I expect is the
standard windows desktop was presented.  I expect it will give me some time
before it complains about not being activated.

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 4:58 PM, Garrett Bigart <gbig...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't know if that actually means anything. Have you booted it yet, and
> if so, what does it say?
>
> 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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