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Windows 7: Possible to turn VHD to ISO?

15 Dec 2009   #1
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 
Possible to use XPM product key non-virtually?

I was wondering if it was possible use my XPM product key in my old laptop since I don't really need XPM in Windows 7. When I called Microsoft, they said it was legal to use the XPM product key in systems other than Virtual PC. And a quick search shows that you can convert VHD to ISO. But it's known that you can't use the XPM product key in a fresh XP install.

Has anybody got this to work or should I not even try? Or should I try and report back if it's possible?


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15 Dec 2009   #2
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

can you burn the vhd to disk, then rip to iso?
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15 Dec 2009   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

The question is are you able to install this ISO outside Windows 7 VPC. As for the product key, not sure about your XPM product key, but mine only has 20 digits and don't they come in 5x5 = 25 digits?.

Heck my second set of 5 digit is "OEM" lol.
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15 Dec 2009   #4
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

My XPM product key has 25 digits and since the OS is already installed in the XPM, there should be a way to get it to work. The problem is going from VHD to ISO, burning the ISO, then getting it installed on a HDD.

I don't need to throw away my old-ass laptop anymore if I can get this to work, but I'm actually more curious than anything...
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15 Dec 2009   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hang on, your "XPM XP", is this the one that comes free with w7 VPC or is it an actual/real XP that you have installed on your VPC XPM?
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15 Dec 2009   #6
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

It's the one that comes free.
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15 Dec 2009   #7
madtownidiot

 

it's not going to work. As soon as the OS recognizes a change in the bios it's going to bsod
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15 Dec 2009   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Weird cos i wouldve thought XPM XP is only allowed to be used with Windows VPC (W7 even). That said i'm not sure if it'll still work if you use the key on a non XPM XP OS version.
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18 Dec 2009   #9
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
it's not going to work. As soon as the OS recognizes a change in the bios it's going to bsod
You're right, if the hardware is different, it won't work.
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