Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Oct 2006 19:49 UTC, submitted by tux68
Windows "The next version of Windows is just around the corner, so the next time we discuss software licensing in my course, the EULA for Vista will be front and center. You can read the Microsoft Vista EULA yourself by going to the official Software License page from Microsoft page and searching for Vista. I know many of you have never bothered to read the EULA - who really wants to, after all? - but take a few minutes and get yourself a copy and read it. I'll wait. Back? It's bad, ain't it? Real bad. I mean, previous EULAs weren't anything great - but the Vista EULA is horrendous."
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RE[4]: What about testers?
by sobkas on Mon 30th Oct 2006 22:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What about testers?"
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>"software installed on the licensed device"
So what they are saying is that you may not use the same copy as host and guest, as your license doesn't give you the right to do that.

No matter what kind of virtual machine you have used, if it makes virtual (or not-so-virtual) partition on your hard drive, Vista is installed on a "licensed device".
So even if it's only a guest os, installation still sits on hard drive of "licensed device". Unfortunately you can't use it in virtual machine because:

>You may not use the software installed on the licensed device within a virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system.

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don't shoot IANAL

Edited 2006-10-30 22:06

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