Windows, Microsoft and Parrellels Desktop Upgrader

Started by coldReactive, May 26, 2010, 03:21:04 pm

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coldReactive

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20005941-56.html

*sigh*

Then I finally logged in for once and said this, which no one had previously stated or even touched on:

QuoteYou DO realize that Windows 7 Pro and Windows 7 Ultimate have a portion called XP Mode, right? This is a VM with basically XP in it, and is provided by Microsoft itself. Microsoft just made themselves look like a jerk in this article.

Bella

Wait, whut? It goes against the EULA to virtualize XP or something? O.o

coldReactive

Quote from: "Bella"Wait, whut? It goes against the EULA to virtualize XP or something? O.o


No, according to some licensing, Microsoft disallows the ability to run two copies of Windows on the same machine. (IE: XP and Windows 7.)

Bella

Lol wut?

Microsoft's licensing lolcowery knows no bounds, I see.

Chocofreak13

*facepalm* outlaw the software, only outlaws will use it.

Bella

Microsoft does seem to enjoy turning their userbase into "criminals", don't they...? >.>

NejinOniwa

Oh, we stopped worrying about the little details YEARS ago. -w-
YOU COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS

Red-Machine

Okay.  So, even tho they've been telling us how to dualboot for years and even wrote VirtualPC as well AND included XP Mode in Windows 7, they have now told us it's ILLEGAL to run two copies of Windows on the same machine?

Like, wtf^^?
Red_Machine: Flouting the Windows Lifecycle Policy since 1989!