Installing Windows XP OEM on Virtual PC 2007

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Clint, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Clint

    Clint Guest

    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?
     
    Clint, Feb 24, 2007
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  2. Clint

    Bill Grant Guest

    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
    news:...
    >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?
     
    Bill Grant, Feb 24, 2007
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  3. Clint

    Clint Guest

    "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?
     
    Clint, Feb 24, 2007
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  4. Clint

    Jane C Guest

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

    --
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    "Clint" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "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?
     
    Jane C, Feb 24, 2007
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  5. Clint

    Paul Adare Guest

    In article <>,
    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:...
    > > "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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    has survived for centuries without smileys. Only the new crop of
    modern computer geeks finds it impossible to detect a joke that
    is not clearly labeled as such."
    Ray Shea
     
    Paul Adare, Feb 24, 2007
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  6. Clint

    Clint Guest

    "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?
     
    Clint, Feb 24, 2007
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  7. Clint

    Bill Grant Guest

    I thought that had already been made clear. No.

    "Clint" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "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?
     
    Bill Grant, Feb 24, 2007
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