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Virtualizing old Windows XP PC into VMware ESXi Virtual Machine licensing question.

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Hi All,

I'm planning to deploy Windows XP VM on my current VMware ESXi server and I wonder what sort of license do I need to use ( strictly one Serial number per VM ).

This plan is for replacing all of the old desktop PC that is now used as test PC into Virtual Machine. When I contacted my Reseller, they said that Windows XP is no longer available all around the world so buying OEM Windows 7 license and adding VECD (Virtual Enterprise Centralized Desktop ) subscription is the way to go here. (URL:

I heard that by P2V convert those old PC and attaching the OEM sticker on the server is not valid ?

can annyone shed some light here please ?


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