Activating XP after installing into Parallels

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by esherman, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. esherman

    esherman

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    Hello,
    If I activate my copy of XP, will I be able to reactivate it when the final version comes out and I do a reinstall.

    Also, the VT-x issue is wierd. Last night mine did not work. Today, it works.

    Thanks for any suggestions. This is one program I can't wait to purchase.

    Erik Sherman
     
  2. dhjdhj

    dhjdhj

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    If you can't (which I suppose would only happen if the final version looks so different that Microsoft thinks it's a different machine), you can call the Microsoft number that shows up on that Activation screen and they'll give you a new (42-digit, sigh) number to allow activation to work.
    D

     
  3. TheLorax

    TheLorax

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    Along these same lines ... I assume I can't activate Windows XP in Parallels and in Boot Camp on the same machine? I would need two licenses? Regardless of the fact that it's the same machine, and can't be run concurrently?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  4. constant

    constant

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    You can always give it a go. A little bravado can achieve results here.
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  5. simon

    simon

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    Yup, I'm afraid so.
    This is also the reason why it will not be easy to supporting booting from a Bootcamp partition.
    I just removed my boot camp totally in favor of Parallels.
    I already had to call Microsoft once to get a new key, this will be my second time and it's all still on the same hardware.

    These keys are annoying. I'm going to have to call for a THIRD time because my MacBook is failing (display issues) and Apple are sending me a replacement, once it arrives I'll copy everthing over ... I dare say Windows will barf because the hardware will look different again.
     

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