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Howto create a Windows-XP Virtual PC image to use with Windows-7 Home Premium as is available in the Professional and Ultimate version

Howto create a Windows-XP Virtual PC image to use with Windows-7 Home Premium as is available in the Professional and Ultimate version

I purchased Vista Home Premium 64bit System Builder OEM DVD last Summer from Newegg, and received the free upgrade to Windows 7 end of October. At long last, I am about to carry out a clean install (using Custom install advanced option) of Windows-7 from Vista. I am concerned that some application I will re-install might not run in 64bit Mode and would require such functionality as Virtual XP PC.

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"You say that between you and your wife you could be eligible for a student discount - is she a student? If so, you should try going to http://www.win741.com/. If she has a .edu address, she's eligible - if not, there are some alternative conditions which she might satisfy. I believe the student price has gone up from $30 to $65, but it's still probably cheap enough to be worth looking.

Other than that: if it was an OEM-licensed copy and had been installed on the Toshiba, I do not think you can use it to make a virtual machine unless you can resurrect the Toshiba motherboard and create the VM from the installed version. (And even then, it's a bit iffy.) Normally you could call up Microsoft and explain the hardware failure, but I think that to be transferred to a new motherboard, it has to be covered under warranty from the OEM. (It sounds like yours is not.)

Good luck. And I'm in firm agreement with you about the cost to upgrade from Win7 Home Premium to Win7 Ultimate... it's far, far too much."