Do What I Mean
May 29th, 2020
I have been running Windows and Linux side-by-side in dual-boot since forever. Switching between OSs this way is a pain, but the best I could get for a long time. Worse, the dual-boot configuration seems to hamper the Windows update process, so my Windows 10 version was beginning to get outdated.
Previously I have considered:
Recently I rediscovered Qemu, which rekindled my interest in virtual machines (which I had sort of written off since my switch from Vagrant to Docker). But from Apple users I heard of Parallels and how conveniently it merged the MacOS and Windows environments, so I started considering getting a MacBook. But I didn't want to give up on Linux yet.
And then I found this article, which pointed me to the
acpica-tools. With it, you can retrieve your Windows 10 product key. So now I simply did:
acpica-toolsand acquire product key
This has the added benefit that I now have an up-to-date install of Windows 10 without any bloatware.