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Not really Portable? Windows Activation? - ~GW~ - 07-23-2015

Hi guys

Tried the WinToUSB Free tool which works great for my build of a Windows 8.1 Pro portable USB drive.

Once done I have been able to boot to my PC with everything working great.

So, thinking this really is portable, I boot up another computer for testing to see how the portable drive will work and cope on an alternative system, which is simply being used to test/service the other PC if/when it has errors, needs fixing etc. This is a valid licence of Win 8.1 Pro.

While it boots really good, the activation of Windows is no longer valid, I assume once the activation period is over then it can no longer be used on an different computer for testing/service purposes. Or have I missed something? Or will the Pro version sort this out, I'm happy to buy if it does.

Cheers


RE: Not really Portable? Windows Activation? - admin - 07-25-2015

If you do not activate Windows, certain functionalities will be disabled, but does not affect the normal use. 
Please refer to the following link: 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj592680.aspx#wtg_faq_roamact
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_install/are-there-any-limitations-for-unactivated-windows/b9a83b29-5788-4bd0-ab61-3d56d09a9ea1?auth=1