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How to use Windows 10 OEM license in libvirt VM (<smbios mode='host' /> does not work as Windows seems to verify UUID; apparmor/security configuration changes may be needed)
<domain type='kvm' xmlns:qemu=''>
<!-- ... -->
<qemu:arg value='-acpitable'/>
<qemu:arg value='file=/some/path/slic.bin'/>
<qemu:arg value='-acpitable'/>
<qemu:arg value='file=/some/path/msdm.bin'/>
<qemu:arg value='-smbios'/>
<qemu:arg value='file=/some/path/smbios_type_0.bin'/>
<qemu:arg value='-smbios'/>
<qemu:arg value='file=/some/path/smbios_type_1.bin'/>
set -e
cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/SLIC > slic.bin
cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM > msdm.bin
dmidecode -t 0 -u | grep $'^\t\t[^"]' | xargs -n1 | perl -lne 'printf "%c", hex($_)' > smbios_type_0.bin
dmidecode -t 1 -u | grep $'^\t\t[^"]' | xargs -n1 | perl -lne 'printf "%c", hex($_)' > smbios_type_1.bin

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slaveriq commented Oct 10, 2019

Thank you so much! This worked like a charm.

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