Windows 7 Ultimate N (BizSpark) and virtual machines. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi.

    My problem is connected with license of Windwos 7 Ultimate N from BizSpark program. I'm talking here about one machine which is used by one developer.

    Can I use one license of Windows 7 Ultimate N form BizSpark and install it on main machine and on virtual machine and use it at the same time? Can I clone that virtual machine (so it's one license and one activation)? Cloned machines won't be used at the same time - it'll be one virtual machine for one project I work on.

    Best regards.

    Maciej Płaza.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 4:59 AM

All replies

  • Maciej Płaza,

    MSDN / BizSpark subscription retail keys of any Product can be used for 10 times on different PCs. Yes in your case you can use Windows 7 Ultimate N Key on your PC as well as in your VM. Also, cloning will only duplicate the content but you still need to activate Windows 7 on that VM.


    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:03 AM
  • maciej,

    if you are an MSDn Subscriber with an MSDN license, then you can do what you're describing, as Pratha states.  However, if you're not, you'll have to abide by the license terms for the software license you bought.


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    • Proposed as answer by Mike Kinsman Wednesday, August 8, 2012 2:43 PM
    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 2:43 PM