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  • 1.  VMWare licensing M1

    Posted 29 days ago

    Since 13.5.2 you can download ISO image for Windows in the wizard.. .

    VMware delayed this to newer Apple Silicon M1 specifically in this instance only was due to the fact that had to get approval from Microsoft (basically signing of drivers and going through the proper channels), while others argued Parallels on M1 skipped this approval step to be the first ones.

    However, after using that as evidence, seems like  in Windows 11 OS, VMWare could in fact be doing the same non-offical way.. at least with activation..

    By default in 13.5.2 when  you download from the wizard, and install its "pre-activated with a retail key" not something i'd expect, but if you issue the following at command line:

    slmgr /dli

    the license type says "RETAIL"

    Isn't this going against the same terms as said was the delay on M1?

  • 2.  RE: VMWare licensing M1

    Posted 26 days ago

    All rights of interpretation belong to the official, hahahahahaha