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Installing Windows Vista 64-bit on Microsoft Virtual PC

Installing Windows Vista 64-bit on Microsoft Virtual PC

I have a LEGAL OEM Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit DVD (with original/unshared serial sticker) that I'm no longer using since I moved to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I wanted to reuse my Vista in a Virtual Machine on the same PC as my Windows 7 to test apps on "legacy" Windows. To do so I use the latest version of Microsoft Virtual PC. Unfortunatly I can't install Vista since the virtual machine isn't recognized as 64-bit...

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Guest [Entry]

"Is there a way to download a Vista
Ultimate 32-bit ISO from Microsoft
since I legally own a 64-bit OEM?

in a word, no.

I can't install Vista since the
virtual machine isn't recognized as
64-bit

you can use VirtualBox instead, it supports 64-bit guest operating systems.

that said, it's probably not legal to do so, since your OEM license is tied to the physical hardware and using a virtualized machine is a different computer, technically speaking ... but then, i'm not a lawyer :)"