Virtual Machine Vs Separate Partition

Scott slewin at
Sun Oct 28 18:26:25 UTC 2007

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> My win xp is a OEM install and Dell put the disc in a separate
>> partition.  Is it possible to use that separate partition to install in
>> a virtual machine?
> Generally speaking, OEM installs (and particularly Dell) are not usable in a
> VM, at least for the long term.  iirc, you can get 30 days with XP before
> it refuses to boot.  I think Vista won't let you use it at all.  Microsoft
> insists that their OEM OSes are not licensed for use within a VM.
I also have been reading and found out that getting 3D support in a VM 
is very difficult, so, I may as well, at least, wait until later to try 
out XP in a VM.

I will try out the most popular ones, seems to be VMware and VurtualBox 
and see how I like them with the other Linux distros and with BSD.

Your friend,

Sent to you from a Linux computer using Kubuntu Version 7.10

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