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hard drive partition

I'm planning to use my HTPC for Games, but I dont want the games to mess up the media center side of my HTPC. I want to create a partition and install windows vista on both partitions. Would I need to purchase two seperate licenses for windows Vista or will the one license do?

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Two separate licenses...

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Each license grants you the right to install a single copy on a single machine, so you technically have to purchase two licenses even if they are both for the same machine and will never be used at the same time.

John

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Arghhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thats really annoying... so its safe to assume that Vista will not allow me to install on the second partition? or is this technically possible just not legal?

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Well...

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Each installation, even on the same computer, generates a different code that's sent to Microsoft. Thus not only is it prohibited, it's also possible for them to spot and remotely take action. In short, I wouldn't do it.

John


P.S. This also applies to using Vista in a virtual machine.

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hmmmmm....

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scrap the HTPC idea, I'm going down the PS3 path, its cheap and simple, does almost everything I wanted an HTPC to do.

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