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Running XP Pro both natively and via VMWare RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have both Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.10 installed on my computer.  I am interested in using VMware to access the Windows XP install inside of Ubuntu.  While researching how to do this I have found information stating that due to hardware profile issues it is not currently possible via legal means to go back and forth between using VMware and native.  (note we are talking about a single install on a single machine, just accessed multiple ways). 
    I also own a second copy of Windows XP that is not currently installed on any machine (nor has that key ever been used).  Is it possible to have Windows operate under different keys in the two access modes so that re-authentication is not necissary, if so, how would I go about doing this?  Please note I want to use the same install in both methods so that changes made in VMware affect native running and vice versa.

    Lohoydo
    Monday, January 12, 2009 5:27 PM

Answers

  • Lohoydo,

    Thank you for visiting the Genuine Advantage forum. Your issue appears to be outside the scope of the Genuine Advantage forum. 

    Questions regarding Software Licensing Terms can be found at the following link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/useterms/default.aspx

    Volume licensing customers can use the Microsoft Volume Licensing site to find contact information in their locations. See the following link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/default.mspx        

    For additional information about Certificates of Authenticity (COA), see the following link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/default.aspx?displaylang=en

    Additional Information:

    For licensing questions, please call 1-800-426-9400 (select option 4), Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (PST) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist.

    Thank you for visiting us in the Genuine Advantage forum.



    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager


    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1:04 AM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1:02 AM