I'm not going to attempt this - I'm usually a stickler for following licensing, although sometimes I don't understand. In any case, I think I'm better off leaving the laptop hardware to Windows 7. I am disappointed Microsoft does not allow one Windows 7 VM on the native instance though.
I plan to use VMware player hosted on Windows 7 to run a number of Linux instances.
Thank you for all the thoughtful responses.
Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1
I don't even think in this instance that it actually qualifies...as technically the virtual hardware being presented does not match the physical real hardware in the box. Plus, once a VM is up and running, you can easily move it from machine to machine without it seeing a hardware change....so in the event that you went to another machine your VM license would still be activated and valid...which is not allowable with an OEM copy.