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Does virtualization require OS purchases?

Last response: in Business Computing
December 3, 2012 7:04:09 AM

If I want to use Windows XP or Windows 7 on VMWare or similar virtualization software do I need to have CDs of those OSes or does the software provide access to them for testing purposes?
a b $ Windows 7
December 3, 2012 7:08:26 AM

You have to.have a license for any software you're using, just like always
a b $ Windows 7
December 3, 2012 8:02:33 AM

License for the OS not for virtualization.

Install Oracle VirtualBox and then install XP as if it is a real PC.