Is running windows on a VM allowed from a license standpoint?

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Is running windows on a VM allowed from a license standpoint?

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From purely windows licensing pov, is it allowed?

How does the hardware verification or whatever the service is called, behave on a VM?
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That looks like it's talking about Windows Enterprise on a cloud environment such as Azure.

Let me double check what it says for an individual to run a Windows VM inside Linux.
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I run Windows in a VM - my understanding (which isn't worth much), is that that it's per installation and it doesn't matter what it's installed on.
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As long as you have a license it's fine. There are certain versions that cannot be (ie ones bought with an edu or OEM ) and it's captured in the EULA, if anyone ever listens to it
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I'd imagine running windows on a VM is permitted from a license standpoint otherwise microsoft would have sued the socks off of apple a decade or so ago when they invented bootcamp to integrate windows apps to mac osx/darwin.
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Microsoft provides VM images you can download.
These virtual machines expire after 90 days. We recommend setting a snapshot when you first install the virtual machine which you can roll back to later. Mac users will need to use a tool that supports zip64, like The Unarchiver, to unzip the files.
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Yeah I came across these VMs, which are for development purposes only.
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Too much hassle.

Windows license $200 ~
RAM upgrade $200 ~
virtual workstation $200 ~

all for what?!
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notageek wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:38 pm Too much hassle.

Windows license $200 ~
RAM upgrade $200 ~
virtual workstation $200 ~

all for what?!
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Right, there's something called Windows Boxes and I installed Windows 10 on it as a test. It works!
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