Unable to activate Windows after converting to Hyper-V image
Posted on 2008-06-25
We converted a Windows 2003 Standard server into a VMWare image and then used a program to convert that image into a Hyper-V virtual disk. I created a new machine in Hyper-V and told it to use the now-converted HD from the server we imaged. Windows boots fine and says that it needs to be activated (which is to be expected since all the major hardware has changed). However, when I call in to Microsoft they say that the installation ID is invalid and all they can do is sell us more products. I've re-entered the key using the "Change product key" option and tried another of our licenses with no luck. Is there any way we can get Windows activated on this machine?