Does virtualization require OS purchases? Tags: Virtualization Windows 7 Software Windows XP Business Computing Last response: December 3, 2012 8:02 AM in Business Computing Share jss2020 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? More about : virtualization require purchases unksol 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 das_stig 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumDoes a 2-processor configuration require two of the same processor? ForumDoes replacing motherboard require new OS install? ForumVirtualization PC ~$1400 ForumReviews appreciated: $1,000~$1,300 gaming/ virtualization machine. ForumNew Virtualization workstation ForumVirtualization Host Build ForumDoes Asus IPIBL-LB motherboards support virtualization ? ForumServer for Virtualization ForumI5 build for Education/Development/ Virtualization ForumVirtualization with gaming ForumDoes upgrading to a new CPU / Processor require reloading the OS ? ForumVirtualization lab box for under C$1000? ForumVMWare won'install OS ForumWill DX10 require a 64bit OS ? ForumFull 3d Gaming in virtualization ForumAdvice on Virtualization platform for home lab, $1700-$2000 budget ForumWindows 8 and i7 950 (Bloomfield) CPU and Virtualization ForumBenefits of cloud computing ForumHow much does a server cost? ForumVirtualization with gaming More resources Read discussions in other Business Computing categories Cloud Computing Virtualization Security Management !