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On 07/12/16 10:12, Felmon Davis wrote:
On Wed, 7 Dec 2016, Cley Faye wrote:

2016-12-07 9:10 GMT+01:00 Mike Scott <v.lo@scottsonline.org.uk>:

A windows licence might be tied to hardware, for example. So if I need
occasional windows use (eg to update my satnav - grrrr!) but
otherwise use
linux, dual-boot is a necessity. Such a licence probably wouldn't
work in a
virtual machine.


‚ÄčThere's always this possibility:
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/

also this which I am about to try:
<http://lifehacker.com/how-to-dual-boot-and-virtualize-the-same-partition-on-y-493223329>


"Once you're finished, you'll be able to reboot into your secondary OS
and run it natively, or run it in your favorite virtualization program
without having to reboot. You'll get the best of both worlds and you'll
never have to decide between the two again."

Thanks Felmon, Cley and Mike -  I'll look into the links.

I have Windows 10 (was Windows7) on a separate hard disk and I've hung
on to it because I occasionally want to use a couple of applications
that don't run under linux (or even very well using Wine, judging from
comments on the web).  My linux is on its own hard disk and is my
default boot - if I need Windows, I just have to hold F12 on bootup and
select the Wind drive from a menu supplied by the motherboard.

Would virtualbox (or other) be able to get Windows running on its own
hard disk ? It doesn't have an iso file - just a working version
(licensed) of Windows10.


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