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When setting up a reserved instance, what is the difference between Windows and Windows (Amazon VPC)? Will I be able to use AMI's with either?

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"Windows (Amazon VPC)" is a reserved instance specifically for EC2 instances that will reside inside a VPC. If your instance is not inside a VPC, then just purchase a "Windows" reserved instance.

This distinction is to prevent users from purchasing a reserved instance for inside a VPC, then wanting to have it apply to an instance outside a VPC (or vice versa).

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The issue I was having is the VPC acronym itself, I was thinking VPC as in "Virtual PC", not Amazon's "Virtual Private Cloud". – Tim Aug 17 '12 at 18:03

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