Slight OT: How to run existing FreeBSD on windows as a VM

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Wed Feb 17 11:38:19 UTC 2021

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 6:02 AM Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at> wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Feb 2021 11:52:10 +0100
> Ralf Mardorf <ralf-mardorf at> wrote:
> > is it just a myth that a Windows install can only run on the
> > hardware of the installed machine?
>         Not entirely - much depends on the license. Windows OEM licenses
> are generally locked to the mostherboard by some low level hardware ID
> check, at the other extreme corporate site licenses an be used on anything
> and as many times as you like but they tend to get revoked once they escape
> into the outside world. In between are licenses which can be moved to a new
> machine but you have to ask Microsoft to reactivate it on the new machine.
>         Usually if you buy a machine with Windows on it you get an OEM
> license.

In the case I am posting about licensing is not an issue.   The windows is
an aftermarket install and  done in such a way that activation is not an
issue.  Just let the details be fuzzy from there.

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> Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>
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Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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