Virtual Machine Vs Separate Partition
slewin at bmts.com
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.
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