jmc2 wrote:I just want to explore and play around with W8.
Do NOT want to lose the W7.
I've got the W8 in a VM but the "activation need" limits what I can
do and after a while locks me out and I have do it over.
Don't know what would happen if I tried to activate the W8 VM.
The Egg wrote:I imagine that upgrading to W8 would make your W7 license defunct.....unless you purchased an entirely separate OEM copy. Seems like more trouble than it's worth though. You can do a 90-day trial of Windows 8.1. I would strongly recommend that if you're not sure. Also keep in mind that Update 1 for Win8.1 is due out on April 8th, and that should include some more big changes.