VMware + WindowsXP guest + license?

cj debiani386 at gmail.com
Sun May 6 16:22:00 UTC 2007

Nils Kassube wrote:
> 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.
> Nils
I have an xp home edition install cd that came with my gateway. I have 
used that same exact cd on my 2 computers and on my moms computer.

But i noticed that if you use that same license alot in a short amount 
of time, microsoft will block it. it will take a couple months to reset.

If i were you, i would have VMware boot from the cd and install xp from 
the cd.


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