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lreeder
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      06-04-2009

I have Vista Home Premium 64-bit installed on my laptop and am
considering installing 2007 VPC. I have a Windows XP Home Edition CD
from my desktop computer. Can I use this CD for my guest OS?


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Bo Berglund
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      06-04-2009
On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 20:18:49 -0500, lreeder <>
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>I have Vista Home Premium 64-bit installed on my laptop and am
>considering installing 2007 VPC. I have a Windows XP Home Edition CD
>from my desktop computer. Can I use this CD for my guest OS?


Not if it came with the PC when you bought it. In that case it is an
OEM disk and can only be used on the same PC as it was delivered for.

You need a *new* and *unused* CD (or rather an unused code) to install
XP inside a guest. The virtual machine is considered for licenbsing as
a completely separate PC.

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David B.
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      06-04-2009
If it came with that PC it's likely OEM, so No.
If your purchased it and it's in the green box (retail) you can if you
remove it from the machine it's currently on, as long as it's not the
upgrade version.

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"Bo Berglund" <> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 20:18:49 -0500, lreeder <>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>I have Vista Home Premium 64-bit installed on my laptop and am
>>considering installing 2007 VPC. I have a Windows XP Home Edition CD
>>from my desktop computer. Can I use this CD for my guest OS?

>
> Not if it came with the PC when you bought it. In that case it is an
> OEM disk and can only be used on the same PC as it was delivered for.
>
> You need a *new* and *unused* CD (or rather an unused code) to install
> XP inside a guest. The virtual machine is considered for licenbsing as
> a completely separate PC.
>
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> Bo Berglund (Sweden)


 
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