Sharing a Windows VM between two Macs

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Hello everyone,

Quick question, I have VMWare Fusion 7 Pro on a MacBook Pro which I run a Windows 7 Pro virtual machine on.

I have purchased a Mac Pro to use solely at home and keep my MBP for use on the road, however, I'd like both computers to run VMWare Fusion and the Win 7 VM.

My question is, will I need to purchase another copy of Windows if I run it on both machines?

As it is just a VM, the system spec shouldn't trigger re-activation as they will be identical (1core, 2Gb RAM, 512Mb VRAM) and they won't be used at the same time.

If I will need to get another copy, I'll probably put Windows 10 technical preview (or similar) on the MP to tide me over until Windows 10 is actually released.

Thank you in advance.
 

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My question is, will I need to purchase another copy of Windows if I run it on both machines?

As it is just a VM, the system spec shouldn't trigger re-activation as they will be identical (1core, 2Gb RAM, 512Mb VRAM) and they won't be used at the same time.

The Microsoft EULA is clear on this: You need a legal copy for each machine you run it on, so yes, you'll need to purchase another copy. The Microsoft Activation scheme looks at more than what you quoted. Whether or not the activation wizard kicks in, you still need another copy to remain legal.
 
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Hi chscag,

Many thanks for clearing that up for me, I'll download a Win 10 preview build until the final build of the OS is released.

I only use it for two apps, one from 2001 and the other 2007 but they do come in handy quite often.
 

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