But you have already installed from scratch, and saved the hard disk. What's the difference between restoring and reinstalling anew? You must be horribly confused.
Unlike yourself, I've done both and there is a difference. Ever heard of "Windows Update" ?
How are they measuring when new installs are performed?
That's what I would like to know also.
why do you keep installing Windows 7 "on a VM"? Are you some kind of knucklehead? You need to install it exactly once.
Because replicating what users actually do is better than an artificial test scenario where the VM is imaged years ago.
Of course it doesn't. A license can only be used once unless you're on a very expensive corporate free-for-all scheme. Obviously I'm assuming you're not running pirated version.
As a developer, why are you creating new VMs? Do you not know you can save a clean VM, and duplicate it / trash it with no effort. You must be horribly inefficient.
Because experience has taught me to replicate what users do. Users reinstall from scratch, and don't restore a previously saved VM. You must be horribly inexperienced.
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is precisely 1 bananosecond.