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[Discuss] Ubuntu Install Question

On Fri, 8 Mar 2019 20:55:49 -0500
Shirley M?rquez D?lcey <mark at> wrote:

> The other problem with doing it that way is that the Windows license
> usually doesn't cover it. The licenses that come with computers
> (either Home or Pro) and the System Builder licenses that some stores
> sell only authorize you to run it on one computer on bare metal. To
> run Windows under a hypervisor (either under another OS or under
> Windows itself) you either need a Windows Enterprise license (only
> sold to volume buyers) or a full retail copy of Windows. (The only

You do not need either of these editions. Windows 10 Pro and Education
enable Hyper-V which turns what was the bare metal OS in a virtual
machine which functions kind of like Zen's dom0. Windows 10 Home does
not have Hyper-V. You could run both Windows 10 and Ubuntu in VMs under
Hyper-V side by side. I do this at work. It's rather nicer than VMware
Workstation and VirtualBox.

And in fact you don't actually need a paid Windows 10 license to run
Windows 10. You can download Windows 10 from Microsoft, tell it you
don't have a product key, and you can install Windows 10 Pro or Home.
It won't be activated so there are some cosmetic indicators like the
desktop watermarks but it's otherwise fully functional. Unlike previous

NB: you cannot use System Builder licenses on your own machines. It
might look like you can but read the fine print.

Rich Pieri

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