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Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Meshan, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Meshan

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    I'm about to ask a question I already know the answer to.

    I have looked on the MS site and the VM site to look into a virtual PC environment to help me out with my course work. Something to let me fiddle with settings.

    If I want to run vista I have to buy a complete licence for a full copy even on a VM PC?

    If so is there a budget way to do this as I only need the second OS to help with sudy.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    1) If you're using the MS Press books they usually come with an appropriate 180 day lic for whatever you're studying

    2) Join Technet
     
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  3. Meshan

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    Darn. I didn't use the MS press book. :( My book doesn't come with an OS

    I might have a look at MS press for the next exam
     
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    Or get yourself an OEM version with a new piece of hardware (please be aware of licensing of OEM software). Another way is if you're a student, you could get a student version, which is the same as a normal version but cheaper.

    -Ken
     
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  6. Meshan

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    Cheers for the advice

    I have vista at home, but as I'm taking the Vista MCTS exams I thought it might be a good idea to use a system where I could play with the settings without worry.

    I might look into the MS press book for the 622 to see what that comes with, if not the 30 day trail should be pleanty. I should be able to completely prod vista in 30 days or less.

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  7. wagnerk
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    Good luck with the studying :)

    -ken
     
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  8. Shinigami

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    Just get the 30 day trial. When that trial expires, get a new one. I don't think it's actually limited on the number of times you wish to install it.
     
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    Downloading now

    I'll let you know in 30 days
     
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    If you take a snapshot of the VHD in it's infancy, ie just after you have configured it.. in theory, you should be able to use that backup, once the 30 days has expired. 8)
     
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