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VHDX licence question

  1. #1


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    VHDX licence question


    Can I (correctly) convert my current 8.1 (retail) into VHDX and boot from it using the same 8.1 boot loader or not?

    I honestly don't know if I would be running two instances. Would it work if I deleted the C:/ partition and booted the VHD from another disk or partition? Would that be OK? Seems to me it would be two instances but I don't know.

    I'm not interested in VMware or VirtualBox - just Hyper-V or some similar bare metal solution. Hyper-V server I could not make work really - it is not what it is designed for - I want wifi, bluetooth etc. Windows server would work but I can not afford it.

    Any ideas? I'm willing to put in quite a lot of testing if anyone can suggest something.

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  2. #2


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I need to check more about this but here's an idea you could at least try:
    • Create a normal Windows 8.1 vm
    • Connect USB dongles for WiFi and Bluetooth to your host, install drivers
    • Connect to vm using RDP, selecting all Local Resources:

    Click image for larger version

    Now you have both Wifi and Bluetooth on your vm.

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    Kari
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