software installed in host OS

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  1. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    Host OS : Win 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit.
    Guest OS : Win 8.1 Preview installed in Vmare Player.

    I have MS Office 2007 Home and Student installed in my host OS.
    How do I access them in guest OS ?
    Do I have to install into Win 8.1 ?
    If yes, a silly question......how ?

    My MS Office 2007 is a retail version with installation DVD and product key.

    Editing..... not that it will make any difference, but a fact I forgot to mention.
    My Vmare Player is a 32-bit version with maximum disk size 60GB and 1 GB Memory.
     
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  2. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Any software to be used/seen in a VM has to be installed in the VM. You install and uninstall software as if it were a real live PC.....that's the beauty of it.

    Since you're using Office 2007, you can install that on to 3 PC's, including any VM's setup. They count as a PC.
     
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  3. strollin

    strollin Senior Member

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    Yes, software must be installed on the VM, it is a separate machine.

    You can put the install disk in the host's dvd drive and the vm can access it from there as the dvd drive is a shared resource.
     
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    A thank you to both bassfisher6522 and strollin.
     

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