Reading the licence agreement for the first time my understanding of the
clause was exactly the same as your. In fact I had a client email me with
the same problem and I suggested that my reading of the clause was that 'you
couldn't run another copy of Vista Premium as a Virtual machine on the same
machine.' He, apparently has read different, but, sadly cannot provide me
with the source. He apparently complained to Microsoft who just replied with
the usual 'sorry you are having problems with our product, etc,
etc.........we will look into it' (as if!).
Legal jargon or not the clause is not particularly clear to the average
user. And if it is possible (I haven't tried it but I assume from other
posts I've read that it can be done) that VPC 2007 can be run on Premium why
are Microsoft intimating that VPC 2007 'is not' compatible with VPC 2007?
I am preparing an article for my website on running VMware Workstation as an
option to running older operating systems and I would like to make sure that
I get the legal side regarding Premium correct.
Thanks for your input
John Barnett MVP
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"Rick Rogers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi John,
> That means you cannot install Vista HP into a virtual machine, not that
> you can't install a virtual machine into Vista HP. And that only applies
> to retail or OEM, the MSDN version of Vista HP can be installed into a VM.
> Best of Luck,
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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> "John Barnett MVP" <email@example.com.NOSPAM> wrote in message
>> Yes I am not saying it will not work, what I am saying is that the Vista
>> Home Premium Licence agreement doesn't allow you to use virtual machine
>> 'Microsoft Windows Home Premium EULA
>> 4. Use of virtualization technologies. You may not use the software
>> installed on the licenced device within a virtual (or otherwise emulated)
>> hardware system.'
>> You might also try this forum link:
>> John Barnett MVP
>> Associate Expert
>> Windows - Shell/User
>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
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>> "Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arnold@Arnold.com> wrote in message
>>> "John Barnett MVP" <firstname.lastname@example.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
>>>> Virtual PC 2007 shouldn't be run on Windows Home Premium (Check Licence
>>>> agreement) It can be run on Ultimate, Business and Enterprise editions
>>>> but not Home Basic, Home Premium etc.
>>>> In my opinion this is a ridiculous restriction as a virtual machine is
>>>> an ideal way of getting none vista compatible software to work.
>>>> However, as others have said, you could also try compatibility mode to
>>>> see if the software you are having problems with will work better.
>>> Someone in another NG indicated that he went ahead and installed VPC
>>> 2007 on HB I believe, and it was working with no problems.