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I am using the vmconverter and after taking an image of one of my servers, and attempting to launch the image inthe vmserver I am getting prompted that windows needs to be validated....I have suspect a few reasons why this is happening, but just wondering if anyone know if VMconverter can take images without having to go through validation.

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Because Windows sees new (virtual) hardware, it will want you to reactivate Windows because this is how Microsoft licensing works.

The only way I know this can be avoided for sure is by using volume license keys.
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