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I would like to set up a couple VM's for software testing.  Do I need to have a separate license for Windows on each VM?
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Yes you need to activate each virtual machine separately  (same as if you had physical machines)
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It depends on the VM's OS. Many m$ OS's you can install without entering the activation key and you can run them for a couple of days or weeks without activation, in a trial mode. IFor Windows 8.x you can download the enterprise version as a trial for free from m$'s technet site, and also that can be run for several weeks without activation. The same applies to server OS's.

So for software testing that doesn't take too long you don't need to activate.
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Ok.  I thought that was the case.
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