[ubuntu-uk] virtualbox problems

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Fri Jun 15 15:31:29 UTC 2012

richard wrote:

> can i install win 7 on virtualbox from an oem install disc? I got the
> to try linux and thought she could have windows in a virtual machine,
> but i think we might have got the wrong sort of disc.

By the letter of the license, no - an OEM disk is only to be used on
the hardware with which it shipped. Frequently they will work, but
there's no guarantee that MS wont at some point in the future decide to
clamp down on it and introduce something into the updates that'll brick
the VM.


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