[mythtv-users] VDPAU update from the front lines, December 2008

Mark Boyum mark at boyum.us
Thu Dec 4 15:38:34 UTC 2008

>> I read somewhere it works on a windows installed in vmware.
> Yep - that was me who wrote it.  If you have a laptop, most likely you
> have a license for *some* version of Windows.  If it's a recent (last 3
> years), chances are it's for XP or Vista.  If it only came with the
> System Restore disks, but the license on the sticker on your laptop says
> OEM, you *could* (IANAL) borrow OEM CDs from work, install into a VM,
> and use that license key of you're not using said Windows license
> anywhere else... At least, that's what I did... ;)

IANAL either, but I don't think that you are allowed to transfer the
OEM versions of Windows.  It must be installed on the device with the
CoA affixed.

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