Probably the last version of Windows as we know it. Interestingly enough, it seems to have a workaround that allows you to do a clean install from an upgrade disk (something I’m noting down here because it is sure to be very useful in the future to create new VMs):
- Perform a clean installation using the Upgrade disc
- Make sure there are no Windows Updates pending — if there’s an orange shield icon next to the Shutdown button in the Start Menu, that means you need to reboot before attempting the next steps.
regedit.exefrom the Start Menu
- Navigate to
Ctrl+shift+enterto run it as an elevated-permissions user
slmgr /rearmto reboot and run the Activate Windows utility