My dad has a PC which was running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bits before he accidently upgraded it to Windows 10 (due to these pesky Upgrade-Me notifications).
So I planned to revert it back to Windows 7, but using the Ultimate Edition (I bought a licence for this purpose) instead of the Home Edition. I didn't manage to install Windows 7 on that pc, as it keeps hanging on the "Windows is copying files" part (I tried different DVDs and pendrive installers).
I then decided to install Debian Jessie 64 bits, as long as you use the text based installer it works. After Debian was up and running I installed Virtualbox from Oracle and created a virtual machine. There I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and tried to activate it with the licence key I bought.
The Problem is that Windows pretends that the key is invalid.
- Is this related to the fact that Windows is running in a VM on a Linux host?
- Is there a way to get around?
I think that the key is valid, I already bought several other Windows keys from the same reseller and they all got accepted by Microsoft during activation.