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Old 2017-04-02, 18:51   #1
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Default Windows 10 in Ubuntu, good idea, bad idea, or...?

Ballmer and Nadella make me want to say and do illegal things, which I won't, but anyhow...

I'm on Windows 10 because I like the idea of being able to buy Windows products, but Windows 10 does things that make me want to turn into a big green rage monster.

I'm wondering how dangerous it would be to try to swallow up Windows into Linux and still have it work. Not a dual-boot, although flash drives make that way more attractive, but with Windows 10 as a virtual machine. And it can break certain things if it wants, like the adverts that exist in a product that I actually paid for.(!)
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Old 2017-04-02, 23:05   #2
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Wish I'd edited better, forgot to delete that first sentence/paragraph.

My government file expands yet again. I know for a fact I have one because my schizophrenia makes me more likely to do random and bizarre things. Statistically, at least.(ducks away from the expected flaming)
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Old 2017-04-03, 00:30   #3
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Old 2017-04-03, 10:34   #4
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Do you want:

HostOS: Linux with Win10 in a VM.

Or

HostOS: Win10 with Linux in a VM?
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Old 2017-04-04, 19:27   #5
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I haven't tried (win in linux) yet, but tried (win in win) and (linux in win) with VMs. Make the virtual disk big enough. Win10 didn't like 16GB for me.
If you are concerned about doing the Windows legally, i googled and you can (sometimes) transfer the key/activation?! Didn't expect that from MS.
New sentence: you don't need a product key according to the internet for it to work=useable for testing, there are many miniscule limitations like themes, background, watermark....
Also, sorry for using google links, i know not everybody likes to use it.

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Old 2017-04-04, 23:34   #6
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Quote:
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I haven't tried (win in linux) yet, but tried (win in win) and (linux in win) with VMs. Make the virtual disk big enough. Win10 didn't like 16GB for me.
If you are concerned about doing the Windows legally, i googled and you can (sometimes) transfer the key/activation?! Didn't expect that from MS.
New sentence: you don't need a product key according to the internet for it to work=useable for testing, there are many miniscule limitations like themes, background, watermark....
Also, sorry for using google links, i know not everybody likes to use it.
The way I understand it:
Retail W10 -> Transferable to other PC/configuration with Microsoft account
OEM W7 or W8.1 (upgraded to W10) or OEM W10 -> Not transferable
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Old 2017-04-06, 19:15   #7
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Yeeeaaaaaahhhhhh, see, I trust Linux, but I don't trust Windows. So that doesn't really give me what I want, which is to use Linux as much as I can, and only use Windows when I have to.
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Old 2017-04-06, 19:16   #8
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What I'm hoping to accomplish is to make Linux bootable on my other flash drive and then run the Windows I already have as a virtual machine. Probably need to do a bunch of research and back up first, but hopefully it's doable.
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Old 2017-04-07, 00:23   #9
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If you don't trust Microsoft and plan to keep Windows totally in a virtual environment, then why go with Windows 10? You should be able to do practically anything you would 'have' to do in Windows from an earlier version, like Windows 7.
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