How do buy an XP license for Hyper-V in order to virtualize a legacy PC with OEM XP installed?


  • As I know, OEM License cannot be tranferred to VM.

    The promotion of Hyper-V stated that we can test different WinOSs and make the legacy PCs running in VM.

    However, it seems that there's no method in buy an XP License, which is very important for us to get some XP Box alive forever! (with some software running on XP only, but not in any later versions).  Retail version is discontinued for years.

    Please, tell us how to get the license and get it work~


    Sunday, August 04, 2013 2:20 AM


All replies

  • Both Windows Client Enterprise with Software Assurance or a Virtual Desktop Access subscription offer downgrade rights to allow this.
    Sunday, August 04, 2013 3:17 AM
  • Hi,

    Duo to we have many different contract with different OEM partner, about the license detail, please contract our customer support department.

    Microsoft Support Website:


    Alex Lv

    Thursday, August 08, 2013 9:52 AM