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How does Windows 7 licensing work for running the OS as Virtual Machines?

I have Windows 7, 3 cd-keys. I use one on this PC, but i want to have a win7 virtual machine in virtualbox (that can go on internet). Is it gonna bring me down another key?

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To legally register an install of Windows 7, you'll need to use up a key, even in a virtual machine such as virtualbox. –  jakev Sep 11 '12 at 22:44

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Yes, it will use a key since you need one licence/key per installation. Not one per computer.

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