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Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

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Re: I feel left out....

Windows 7 and greater knows when it is running in a VM.

The GWX software must detect that VM and not allow the upgrade.

Yes, most viruses can detect a VM and refuse to run, mainly to keep security researches from reverse engineering them and writing anti-virals.

I guess MS copied that code as well, when they were writing the malware-like behaviour for GWX.

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