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  • Hello, I have question about installing Windows into virtual environment.

    Is it legal install Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 into any virtual enviroment?

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 10:31 AM

Answers

  • Licensing is always fun. 

    There is a PDF on this website that outlines Windows 7 and Windows 8:  

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/learn-more/brief-windows-virtual-machine.aspx

    As for Windows XP, I believe that you need a volume license to make that legit so you might need to purchase the Windows 7 volume license so you are eligible for the downgrade but with Microsoft not supporting Windows XP, I'm not sure if that is possible anymore.

    Good luck.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 12:33 PM