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  • Question

  • 1) I have multiple virtual disks, each one has an installed copy of Windows. But I have only one virtual machine, so to run a specific copy,  I "plug in" the needed disk. Should I have license for each copy if I keep only one virtual machine?

     

    2) And for a tree of differencing disks: I have one "parent" disk, where I install Windows. Then I make two "child" disks and keep, e.g. IE6 on the first one and install IE7 on the second one. How many Windows licenses do I need if I have two virtual machines, one per "child" disk? And for one virtual machine, switching between the "childs"?

     

    Thanks

    Friday, April 18, 2008 6:52 AM

Answers

  • As far as Windows licensing is concerned, a virtual PC is treated just like a physical PC.  You'll need individual licenses.

     

    • Marked as answer by JeniferA Thursday, September 11, 2008 7:33 PM
    Friday, April 18, 2008 1:45 PM
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  • As far as Windows licensing is concerned, a virtual PC is treated just like a physical PC.  You'll need individual licenses.

     

    • Marked as answer by JeniferA Thursday, September 11, 2008 7:33 PM
    Friday, April 18, 2008 1:45 PM
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  • So... if I install XP into a Virtual PC on my PC by paying $ for an XP license and activating it,

     

    and then when I get a replacement PC, I remove the VPC (vxd?) from the original PC backing it up and moving it onto a new replacement PC's hard disk (when I buy one), would that transferred VPC work on my second machine or have I thrown my $ to the wind ? 

     

    ie is it tied to the hardware ?

    Tuesday, May 13, 2008 7:20 AM