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Old 10-11-2017, 11:10 PM   #1
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Copyright protection and kvm


I am pretty sure I know the answer, but here goes. I installed Windows xp on Fedora 25 with kvm and the guest os will not run without the install disk in the drive. I was hoping it would install on the hard drive so I would have a free dvd drive. Does the Windows install disk have to be in the drive due to copyright protection?
 
Old 10-11-2017, 11:40 PM   #2
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no it dose not need to be in the drive

BUT!!! to use it it dose need to phone home and be registered

and well seeing as the XP servers do not exist any more and you can not register that OLD OS


just how did you make the *.qcow2 image
and what steps did you do ?

even a unregistered install should still sort of work without needing the disk in a drive
 
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I haven't done a full install, but I have created an XP image from a running system using a M$oft tool I found online.
Worked fine, but as I didn't give the guest a gateway, it would have eventually died after the (re-)registration period expired. No big deal to me, it was a test system - simply reload the image file. Wash, rinse, repeat ...

I only needed it for a few days, so it never got to that.
 
Old 10-12-2017, 03:51 PM   #4
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As I recall there was a way to have the sources on xp install so this doesn't happen???

Kind of also depends on your version. My versions don't require any sort of activation as they were purchased under a different agreement.
 
Old 10-15-2017, 03:24 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help. I suspect it is because I did not create a *.qcow2 image. Right now I'm trying to fix a usb issue. Apparently my usb devices are registering as read only.
 
  


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