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  • I thought I'd be original and explain why a legitimate copy of Windows might be detected as hooky etc. But I see the subject has been done to death. Activating a product on Virtual PC in order to get the latest media player is not possible because the virtual PC hardware will not reflect The host machines hardware. I am running Vista Ultimate RC1 on a branded laptop that had XP Home preinstalled. I wanted to download from TV Channel 5 but Vista is not supported. (I know... I know...) So I fired up virtual PC and installed my XP Home with WMP9 on board. This was a "minor" issue according to channel 5. So they asked me to install version 11.

    Sorry windows activation required. Then I would be knackered as The hard drive memory video card, network cards are all different. Ho Hum.

    There MUST be an easier way to do this. Come on Bill spend some time on that.

    Friday, December 8, 2006 1:43 AM

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  • You must have a separate Windows XP license in order to activate it in a Virtual PC, just like a conventional PC.
    Friday, December 8, 2006 4:31 AM
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