Spoof Windows XP as Server

March 4, 2009 at 20:20:18
Specs: Windows XP
Hello all,
Currently, I'm running Windows XP Pro (SP3) and
need to install an application that needs to be
installed on Windows Server version (either

However, I don't want to install Windows Server
to be able install this application. Is there
anyway I can tweak my Windows XP so that this
application would think it's Windows Server?

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March 5, 2009 at 00:01:03
It would help to have known what the application is.

Have you tried to install it or even search for the same app in /for a different operating system!

Change Is Good

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March 5, 2009 at 04:46:16
I doubt if you can do that. It was possible to turn Windows NT Desktop into Windows NT Server with a few registry tweaks but I imagine Microsoft have closed that loophole. Windows XP is a little more complicated than Windows NT.

If it requires it requires Windows Server the chances are that it requires some resources that don't exist on Windows XP.


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March 5, 2009 at 06:11:56
Try Microsoft Virtual PC. You'd have to install the server software as your Virtual machine.


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March 5, 2009 at 14:05:45
By the nature of this forum we can't tell you how to bypass copyright laws and EULA's.

We can suggest that there are other ways to legally run applications. Start with 2X.com products.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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March 5, 2009 at 17:38:31
Actually, I was trying to install SAP. Latest SAP needs server versions for Windows. I successfully installed older SAP on Win XP so I thought I can do the same with latest SAP.

Looks like either I'll have to install it on a real server or Virtual PC. More likely, I'll use VMWare. Cheers.

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