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Date:      Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:31:20 -0800
From:      Cy Schubert <>
To:        Rebecca Cran <>, Alan Somers <>,  Aryeh Friedman <>
Cc:        "" <>,  FreeBSD Mailing List <>,  FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   RE: Running dual boot windows inside of bhyve
Message-ID:  <>

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I've had no issues when I p2v Windows partitions. In the case of my laptop,=
 which has 3 FreeBSD partitions and a Windows partition, I've had no licens=
ing issues interchangeably booting it under VirtualBox under FreeBSD or on =
the bare metal.

Sent using a tiny phone keyboard.
Apologies for any typos and autocorrect.
Also, this old phone only supports top post. Apologies.

Cy Schubert
<> or <>
The need of the many outweighs the greed of the few.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rebecca Cran
Sent: 27/12/2017 09:37
To: Alan Somers; Aryeh Friedman
Cc:; FreeBSD Mailing List; FreeBSD Maili=
ng List
Subject: Re: Running dual boot windows inside of bhyve

On 12/27/2017 10:15 AM, Alan Somers wrote:
> I fear that you may be out of luck.  Windows deliberately frustrates this
> use case by profiling its hardware at installation time and at every boot
> thereafter.  If the hardware changes too much, then Windows demands a new
> license fee.  Moving from physical hardware to a VM would probably trip
> every one of its alarms.

Fortunately modern versions at least allow you to move the installation=20
to a different machine without requiring a reinstall. You might be told=20
you need to relicense it, and it will take some time to reconfigure=20
itself to the new hardware it finds itself running on, but it'll work at=20

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