BIF wrote:Surely another forum member has already had to set up a Hyper V guest in this manner, yes?
Microsoft wrote:PERSONAL USE LICENSE (SYSTEM BUILDER) FOR WINDOWS 8 PRO
We do not sell our software or your copy of it – we only license it. Under our license, we grant you the right to install and run that one copy on one computer (the licensed computer) as the operating system on a computer that you build for your personal use, or as an additional operating system running on a local virtual machine or a separate partition,[...]
bthylafh wrote:I never saw a physical license code /or/ medium when I took advantage of Microsoft's offer of $30 for a Win7 license. For that I was given a download link via Digital River and the license code in an email.
None of this answers whether OP has to buy a full retail license... I suspect that's what MS expects him to do, however, given the ephemeral nature of virtual machines, and I'd be astounded if he can't buy such a license over the Internet as I did.
Use in a virtualized environment. If you use virtualization software to create one or more virtual computers on a single computer hardware system, each virtual computer, and the physical computer, is considered a separate computer for purposes of this agreement. This license allows you to install only one copy of the software for use on one computer, whether that computer is physical or virtual. If you want to use the software on more than one virtual computer, you must obtain separate copies of the software and a separate license for each copy. Content protected by digital rights management technology or other full-volume disk drive encryption technology may be less secure in a virtualized environment.
BIF wrote:Based on what Ryu has posted, I think I must order a second System Builder DVD.
But then following phrases refer to something called "OEM". As I understand it, System Builder is not the same as OEM. But the language is not clear. Are they calling System Builder by two different names? "System Builder" in one paragraph and "OEM" in another?
The question is still not answered.
How do I obtain a legal license for Windows 8 Pro 64 bit to run in my already-existing Windows 8 Pro 64 bit?
GrimDanfango wrote:...I know you want more than "I think...", but I can't claim to know any of this for certain. If you want absolute certainty, your safest bet would probably be to spam a few emails to Microsoft, to try and get word straight from the horses mouth.
just brew it! wrote:GrimDanfango wrote:...I know you want more than "I think...", but I can't claim to know any of this for certain. If you want absolute certainty, your safest bet would probably be to spam a few emails to Microsoft, to try and get word straight from the horses mouth.
The snippet of the System Builder Personal Use License that Ryu quoted 8 posts back seems pretty clear to me.
@BIF - What exactly *is* it that you are still worried about? Or are you trying to figure out if there is a cheaper way to do it?
derFunkenstein wrote:Don't run the trial license, just install with your key and run without activation until your new disk comes and then activate with a different key. If you install the trial I don't think you can change the key. At least not with the Win8 Enterprise trial, I know you can't. I had to reinstall.