To activate Win 11, what types of older license are good?

In the Virtualization part of this forum, I have gotten great advice on how to install and run Win 11 as a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on my Win 10 PC.However, there remains a question about activation of the W11: What types of license for an older OS will work to activate my Win 11 Virtual Machine? Correct me if I have this wrong, but I understand that a Retail license for Win 7 or later WILL work. However, an OEM license — the COA on a sticker on a Win 7 PC — will NOT work. Is that correct?So what types of Win 7 licenses WILL work, and where can I find them? Ideally used from eBay but still good and cheap.Grazie!!!!

Just a Win 10 license.The others (7, 8, 8.1) will work to get you Win 10.So they DO work to get Win 11, but only by going "through" Windows 10.Like so…Do a clean install of Win 10 using Win 7, 8, or 8.1 key.Then update or do an In-place upgrade to get from Win 10 to Win 11.

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