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probably depends how big changes in HW it will be I can imagine both cases... Anyway try to think about other approach. You can do dual boot and share (by partitions) hard drive between Windows and Linux. The benefit would be that you can set up VM environment to access directly physical hdd / partition so you can have option to boot directly to Windows or ...


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Most likely, yes. Microsoft don't document the exact rules Windows uses to decide whether to require re-activation, but a move from a physical system to a virtual system is pretty much the most extreme case imaginable, so it would be surprising if it does not require reactivation. Assuming you do have a valid license, reactivation is no big deal, though. ...


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