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re using a microsoft licence on my virtual machine

I have a couple of old computers and i would like to throw them out. Can I reuse the operating system on my new computer in a virtual environment. The operating systems are windows 2000 and windows xp. Does microsoft have a problem with this?

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Give it a try,

In reply to: re using a microsoft licence on my virtual machine

nothing venture nothing gain..right? Windows 2000 doesn't require activation, so you should be ok there, but...xp maybe a different story though. Is the xp have an OEM type license or is it a retail type license? If it's OEM then probably not ok.

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thanks for your advice

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Just like to say thanks for your advice. This is the first time I have used cnet and i am grateful for your input.

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