VMware + WindowsXP guest + license?

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sun May 6 15:47:46 UTC 2007

Tomoki Taniguchi wrote:
> 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?

Check your EULA - the one I have seems to allow only one copy of Windows 
on the computer. Probably you have to buy another license to install it 
as a vmware image.


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