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Clint
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      02-24-2007
A couple of weeks ago I upgraded my PC to Windows Vista Ultimate. Previously
it was running on an OEM version of Windows XP Professional which came with
my system.

I have just tried to install Windows XP under Virtual PC 2007 (using the OEM
CD that came with my PC), however it will not accept the product key, which
was always valid whenever I had to reinstall XP on my PC.

Can anyone help?
 
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Bill Grant
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      02-24-2007
That won't work. The OEM version is tied to the hardware of your host
machine. A vm is not regarded as the same machine as your physical host.

"Clint" <> wrote in message
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>A couple of weeks ago I upgraded my PC to Windows Vista Ultimate.
>Previously
> it was running on an OEM version of Windows XP Professional which came
> with
> my system.
>
> I have just tried to install Windows XP under Virtual PC 2007 (using the
> OEM
> CD that came with my PC), however it will not accept the product key,
> which
> was always valid whenever I had to reinstall XP on my PC.
>
> Can anyone help?



 
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      02-24-2007
"Bill Grant" wrote:

> That won't work. The OEM version is tied to the hardware of your host
> machine. A vm is not regarded as the same machine as your physical host.


Would it work if I installed from a non-OEM Windows XP Professional disc and
used the OEM product key, or does this violate the licence agreement?
 
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Jane C
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      02-24-2007
A retail XP requires a retail product key. It will not accept an OEM key.

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"Clint" <> wrote in message
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> "Bill Grant" wrote:
>
>> That won't work. The OEM version is tied to the hardware of your host
>> machine. A vm is not regarded as the same machine as your physical host.

>
> Would it work if I installed from a non-OEM Windows XP Professional disc
> and
> used the OEM product key, or does this violate the licence agreement?


 
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Paul Adare
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      02-24-2007
In article <9B08ABE0-EAA7-47F0-A0CC->,
in the microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, Jane C
<> says...

> A retail XP requires a retail product key. It will not accept an OEM key.


In addition, if you used the upgrade version of Vista to perform
the upgrade then your OEM XP is no longer licensed for use in
the first place.

> "Clint" <> wrote in message
> news:91A58BBD-5B51-438D-B348-...
> > "Bill Grant" wrote:
> >
> >> That won't work. The OEM version is tied to the hardware of your host
> >> machine. A vm is not regarded as the same machine as your physical host.

> >
> > Would it work if I installed from a non-OEM Windows XP Professional disc
> > and
> > used the OEM product key, or does this violate the licence agreement?

>


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      02-24-2007
"Paul Adare" wrote:

> In addition, if you used the upgrade version of Vista to perform
> the upgrade then your OEM XP is no longer licensed for use in
> the first place.


I used a full version of Vista, not an upgrade.

Is there any way for me to install the OEM version of XP under Virtual PC?
 
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Bill Grant
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      02-24-2007
I thought that had already been made clear. No.

"Clint" <> wrote in message
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> "Paul Adare" wrote:
>
>> In addition, if you used the upgrade version of Vista to perform
>> the upgrade then your OEM XP is no longer licensed for use in
>> the first place.

>
> I used a full version of Vista, not an upgrade.
>
> Is there any way for me to install the OEM version of XP under Virtual PC?



 
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