VMware + WindowsXP guest + license?

Tomoki Taniguchi tomoki.taniguchi at gmail.com
Sun May 6 14:29:11 UTC 2007

I have a dual boot winxp/linux system.

My windows partition has a valid license that came preinstalled with my laptop.
It has passed all license validation up to this point.

I used the "VMware Converter" to create a copy of the "winxp environment".

I then tried running the "image"  in vmware player under linux.
The system starts up normally, but when I log in,
Windows tells me i need a valid license.

My laptop doesn't come with a Windows install CD.
It came with a recovery DVD which contains an image of the
of a preinstalled harddrive to save time.

How can i solve this issue?

Tomoki Taniguchi

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