VMware + WindowsXP guest + license?
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Tue May 8 12:46:52 UTC 2007
> On 05/07/2007 09:37 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Albert Charron wrote:
>>> Sadly, you can't use an OEM licences (licence that came with a computer)
>>> anywhere else than on the PC it came with (As for Windows, it's
>>> installed in a second computer when installed in VMWare).
>> No, it's not. That's Microsoft's opinion, but it isn't a _legal_ one.
> Hmmm... you might want to have a read here:
la, la, la. So they're singing the same song. VMWare certainly doesn't
want any hassles with Microsoft. They're not interested in whether the
EULA legally prevents you from running the XP copy you own in a VM - it's
not their concern. They are interested in keeping relations with MS
> "In addition, they cannot transfer an existing OEM Windows
> desktop license into a virtual machine."
Again, that's not a legal opinion, it's a _fact_. You can't do it without
hacking or convincing MS that the key you have is faulty.
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