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Windows 7: installing Vista to VMware player

15 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 
installing Vista to VMware player

I have 2 computers...
one is running Vista, and the other one is running Win 7.
Both are OEM versions. Both I have the iso files and bootable DVDs.

On the Win 7, I have installed VMware player 4.0.4

Question :
Am I allowed to install my Vista into the VMware while the same is running in a laptop ?
Will I be breaking the EUA aggreement ?

Why I asked this strange question ?
I am thinking of using my 6 years old Vista computer for the Windows 8 Pro, but I do not want to give up a paid for Vista license.

t-4-2


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15 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

That was a stupid question.
Of course I will be breaking EUA policy.
OEM product key cannot be used elsewhere but the hardware it comes with.
What was I thinking.

My apology.

t-4-2
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15 Jul 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello t-4-2,

You will only be able to use the product key number to activate one installation at a time. No multiple activations with the same key are allowed.

Since it is a OEM Vista, you will not be able to use the product key number to activate it on any other computer/VM than it was first activated on.
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15 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know t-4-2 replied to his original post and answered his own question. Where did that post go?
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15 Jul 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

The post is still there.

LOL, no problem t-4-2.
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15 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
I know t-4-2 replied to his original post and answered his own question. Where did that post go?
I deleted it. Sorry.
It is because my question was not only stupid but also inappropriate.
I should know better.

t-4-2
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