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[SLUG] Re: Windows XP Pro OEM EULA and VirtualBox
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- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Windows XP Pro OEM EULA and VirtualBox
- From: bill <billb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:28:35 +1100
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Seems to me that as you have Vista, an upgrade Win 7 pkg would be the
way to go.
THen go to http://tinyurl.com/c8274e (link to MS) and download Win 7 XP
Mode ( free donload) - a full version (virtual) of XP is also available
Got this info from Nov 2009 NZ PC World.
Havent tried it myself yet - I'm running Win 7 RC - as I've only just
retd home from NZ vacation, and am more concerned with installing and
setting up Ubuntu 9.10.
[SLUG] Windows XP Pro OEM EULA and VirtualBox
Scott Waller <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:26:19 +1100
Had an interesting day today, our IT department found out I was
running Ubuntu instead of Windows XP........
My setup currently is:
New Dell lappy, it came with Vista and a XP Pro downgrade License. I
still have a 40 gig partition with that original install on it, on the
other partition I have Ubuntu 9.04 32 bit with XP Pro running in Sun's
VirtualBox. It works a treat. Unfortunatly the software I train
people on only runs in Windows and the company will not make it for
any other platform....anyway my setup currently works fantastically.
Well the issue that IT have with my setup is that the Windows XP Pro
Key I took off an old Toshiba Laptop that they threw in the dumpster,
is "violating" the OEM EULA. After doing a quick search online and
filtering out the crap, I found that I actually am! According to the
OEM Windows XP EULA, it can only ever be installed on the original
COMPUTER and that's it. The licence basically dies with the
hardware....thanks microsoft (I guess that's why Billy's so rich)
So in order to comply, I need a "retail" version of XP Pro which can
be installed on multiple PCs (not running at the same time).
My Boss who would have to approve the expense of either XP or 7 retail
version is very anti anything not microsoft.
I will offer to personally pay for the copy of 7 so I can keep my
Ubuntu setup, but would like to find a loophole.
So my question to you folks is:
Is there a way around buying either a XP "open" license or Windows 7