[Mageia-discuss] virtualisation, linux host m$ guest

James Kerr jim at jkerr82508.free-online.co.uk
Thu Jul 28 12:42:15 CEST 2011

On 28/07/2011 11:14, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> 2011/7/28 e-letter<inpost at gmail.com>:
>> Readers,
>> Now, the computer is using windows xp professional with the hard disk
>> formatted to two drives, c:/ and d:/.
>> Presumably d:/ can be used to install linux. If virtualisation is to
>> be used (e.g. virtualbox?), for linux as the host, will a windows
>> security key be required (not available), or can the existing m$
>> software in c:/ be used?
> A virtual machine is a machine by itself and needs an operating system
> by itself.
> As for the registration key of windows I have no clue, I'm not running
> windows (except on small partitions on purchased computers).

To install Windows in a VM, you need a product key.

It may be possible to migrate an existing Windows installation to a VM, 
but it's not simple:



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