Can't validate OEM copy of Windows under Par/Linux

Discussion in 'Parallels Workstation for Windows and Linux' started by ns451, May 14, 2006.

  1. ns451

    ns451

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    hi,
    Running parallels on linux and Windows XP in a VM. It installs fine using the OEM disk which came with the machine, but the windows activation is locking down saying that this is not a valid copy of windows. How can I get my copy of windows - a legal copy I own - to be recognized as valid? Surely this can't be the first time this has come up?
     
  2. constant

    constant

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    Ring Microsoft.
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  3. afore

    afore

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    I had to call Microsoft on both systems that I installed winxp oem and winxp home oem (dell inspiron computers) under Parallels and Suse 10.0. They give you a 45 digit code to put in that will make it work.
     

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