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Windows 8.1 Pro native boot?

  1. #11


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Well considering my VHD's are from windows 8.1 CORE iso's
    And activated with a windows CORE key..
    I would have to disagree with the provided information..

    One is free to test for the results though..

    And there is even a program that will do all the work for you > WinToUSB - Install & Run Windows/WinPE on a USB drive!

    In the newest version you can clone current Windows OS (Windows 7 or later) to a USB drive as a Windows To Go Workspace
    Or it could be done manually as above prior in this thread..

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  2. #12


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


    I simply posted a link to a tutorial of ours, and quoted one warning from the said tutorial. That's all I am saying. As all my Windows editions regardless of the version are Pro, Ultimate and Enterprise, I have never tested booting from other edition vhds.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    Native booting is da bomb! As long as it's on the same physical machine, you can have an infinite number of copies of your vhd on it for all kinds of testing purposes, and all of them will remain activated on the same license! Source: Myself tried and tested it...
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  4. #14


    Posts : 41
    Win7x64 Ult + Win 8.1 Pro


    I am not finding a way to get Win 8.x to Native Boot VHD on a Surface Pro 3. Any pointers?
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