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Windows 7: Unable to create/locate system partition.. Dual boot

13 Oct 2012   #11

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

Alright. We'll just leave it as it is then, thanks.


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13 Oct 2012   #12

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wkw427 View Post
Alright. We'll just leave it as it is then, thanks.
I should clarify the Virtual Machine stuff. When you install any OS in a VM it is considered another set of hardware, and it actually is another set of hardware although most of it is Virtual hardware. that is why you Must Have a valid license for that VM install.

So if you were to install the 32bit version of Win 7 on a 64bit Win 7 PC as the host system that 32bit install is actually running on totally different hardware, although mainly Virtual Hardware. It is still install on another computer. So that is why you need a valid license for that install. In this case a second license for Windows 7.
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13 Oct 2012   #13
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I'd unplug all other HD's to install to that partition on HD, setting it first to boot in BIOS setup. During booted Custom install delete and recreate the partition.
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14 Oct 2012   #14

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

Hm.. Well, you say that dual booting with the same license is against the MS rules.. As well as putting it on a virtual machine.
What is the policy of installing it to a separate physical disk, and instead of dual booting via windows, just selecting which DISK to boot from? Seems to work just fine, if I remember which disk has which OS on it
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14 Oct 2012   #15

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wkw427 View Post
Hm.. Well, you say that dual booting with the same license is against the MS rules.. As well as putting it on a virtual machine.
What is the policy of installing it to a separate physical disk, and instead of dual booting via windows, just selecting which DISK to boot from? Seems to work just fine, if I remember which disk has which OS on it
From all reports every time you copy, clone, image another hard drive you are supposed to have another license for it.

I'mm not going to go any father with that. Do what you think best for you is all I can say.

As far as Virtual Machines. That is Totally against the EULA as now you do have one license installed on TWO (2) different computers. Each VM is considered another set of hardware.

Foolish maybe but that is the way it is.
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14 Oct 2012   #16

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

So hardware aside, you are only allowed to have the license activated on ONE pc (real or virtual) at a time?

Right then.. Lock/delete this, I don't want to be booted from this site :s
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14 Oct 2012   #17
Microsoft MVP

 

If you didn't know then you're good as long as you use one license per Windows 7 going forward.

This is how you learn.
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