Getting OEM Windows to work with VMWare Server
October 2, 2006 12:06 PM Subscribe
Can I force an OEM copy of windows to install in VMWare server on top of linux on the PC the OEM windows copy came with? Failing that, is there a legal way to install a "normal" copy of XP pro (since I have a license?
posted by gte910h to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a PowerSpec computer purchased from microcenter in April. It comes with an "OS", that being Windows XP Pro, preinstalled, and a recovery disc.
That being said, we do Linux based devlopment at my workplace (where I bought the computer). I have linux installed on that computer now. I need Windows XP now. I want to run XP inside VMWare server on my machine.
I have installed VM Ware server. Then I try to load off the OEM recovery CD for windows. It refuses to boot, saying this isn't a power spec machine. I put in a "normal" winxp pro cd: It will not accept the microcenter XP code.
Is there a technial way around this boondoggle? A legal way around it?