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Old 08-02-2011, 11:15 AM   #1
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Can I run XP in a Linux installation


Hi Guys I have XP software that failed verification code authorisation. Beware, boot sales, bargains! Can I run this software from within Linux Mint partition successfully? I have been told that Microsoft has software that checks all versions of their software for authentication and starts to produce pop up messages when it finds unauthorised software Also I was thinking of using two HDD on the same computer and using Linux mint on the internet and downloading through Linux mint to the XP HDD is this possible? Any advice, knowledge, and all suggestions welcomed
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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If you have failed the verification process your software most likely isn't an original. If it really is contact the vendor/developer for help.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 11:54 AM   #3
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Linux Mint does not contain any tools to help you use an unauthorized copy of Windows.

Linux Mint, however, CAN replace many of the functions of Windows such as surfing the web, word processing, watching videos, etc. It may be that you don't need Windows now that you have discovered Mint. Welcome to the forums and please ask if you have any questions.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #4
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@snowpine

The OP doesn't want to install Windows software, not Windows.

EDIT: After reading the post again, I'm not really sure.

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Old 08-02-2011, 02:55 PM   #5
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@Ticketyboo: What exactly are you trying to do?

If you are trying to install Windows XP and have a bad/counterfeit copy there is nothing Linux Mint can do for you. You will have to call Microsoft about it or chalk it up to a loss.

XP will still do its serial check even if you run it on a virtual machine (if you go on the net with it) so the checks will fail there as well.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 10:01 PM   #6
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The best answer I have heard is one of the helpers was asking $400 to get it working. Well, he actually said to send him $400. Dunno if you'd see that ever again.

Yes, you can use linux to download to an xp formated device unless it is exfat. (may be support for it now)
 
Old 08-03-2011, 11:12 AM   #7
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Can I run XP in a Linux installation

Thanks guys thats that cleared up. I am happy with Linux Mint , but still working on the Terminal manipulation. Thanks for all links. I dont think I will bin the XP disc yet I will use it offline. Jefro regarding using the XP as a 2nd HDD and downloading from Linux Mint connected to the Internet. Is the setup LM Master , XP slave configuration? Thanks again
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:24 PM   #8
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I am happy with Linux Mint , but still working on the Terminal manipulation.
http://linuxcommand.org/index.php

The other questions I won't answer (I can, but I won't do), just because I don't support the use of pirated software. If you want to use a non-free software then buy it, just my opinion.

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Old 08-03-2011, 08:14 PM   #9
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It sounds like the OP thinks he/she can run Windows & Linux concurrently, simply by having them loaded on separate disks. If so, I would like to emphasize that nothing could be further from the truth. One CPU, one running OS. The exception would be if one OS was a guest of the other on a virtual machine. Then, it isn't likely that the guest and host OS's would be installed on separate disks; at least not in the usual way.

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Old 08-04-2011, 11:41 AM   #10
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Can I run XP in a Linux installation

Hi Tobi SGD Thanks for you honest imput . I hate those darn pirates , they are everywhere nowadays, if I can find the one who sold me that darn disc I will get my money back from him. I do not support fraudsters selling counterfeit discs as the real article. theNbomr, you know what I am going to use Linux mint on its own as it seems to be a better OS that the Windows OS, so thats that cleared up . Thanks guys for your input it has been very educational. Thanks again.

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