Creating a VM on one PC then moving it to another (licensing)

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Damian, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Damian

    Damian Guest

    Hi all,

    I need to build an virtual machine on my laptop, test it, and transfer it
    to someone elses laptop (to be used as a virtual machine).

    I am wondering if there will be any issues with windows licensing? or can i
    design a VM on one machine and move it another with no hassles?

    (or is there any other issues with what i am doing that anyone has

    thanks in advance
    Damian, Oct 26, 2006
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  2. Damian

    Bo Berglund Guest

    I would think that if you really *move* the VM it would be OK. But
    this means not leaving it on your own laptop as well...

    Bo Berglund
    Bo Berglund, Oct 26, 2006
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  3. As long as the Windows in the vm is licensed properly moving the vm from one
    machine to another is fine. However if you copy from one machine to the
    other without then deleting the vm from the orininal machine you would have
    licensing problems. Think of the restrictions concerning running one copy
    of Windows on two different computers. It is the same whether the target
    machine is physical or virtual.
    Colin Barnhorst, Oct 26, 2006
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