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Windows 10 - 90 day license/Home Lab - can I re-install every 90 days?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Dubfire, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Dubfire

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    Hi,

    I'm creating a home lab to study CCENT and other things.

    I've got the a couple of routers and a switch. Now I want to add a host or two. I've got VMWARE workstation and a trial version of Windows 10. Can I just re-install a new Windows 10 virtual machine every 90 days and continue this trend till I complete my training? Or do I need to request a new trial from Microsoft each time the 90 days expires?

    Cheers!
     
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  2. Ce127

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    Have you tried running a CMD as admin and running slmgr -rearm then restarting?
     
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  3. Dubfire

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    I have yet to install the host, just looking ahead.

    If that CMD does not work or is problematic to run, would it be best to take a snap shot when I first install the Windows VM and then revert to the snapshot after 90 days?

    Cheers
     
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  4. Juelz

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    Im pretty sure the rearm trick no longer works, you can try it..
     
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  5. Ce127

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    I've never tried it but I'm pretty sure a snapshot revert doesn't get around the evaluation time limits, or else all sorts of licensing issues would be happening world wide and losing Microsoft lots of $$$$
     
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