I used Sun xVM virtual machine to create a virtual machine using the Microsoft XP restore disk that came with my Dell Vostro. This is mainly because I am really tired of how slow my machine gets after installing Office and Apache Server with PHP and MYSQL. Right now I have a fresh install of Windows, my computer is fast and responsive and I don't want to muck it up. I have four gigs of RAM and want to dedicate 1 gig to a virtual machine so I can study PHP scripting and MYSQL without having to install on my physical machine. When I went to activate Windows on the Virtual Machine I got a message that Windows could not be activated and had to call a telephone number. When I called they could not get it activated either. I was told I had to speak to someone else but the line went dead during the transfer. Does anyone know what the problem is with Windows Activation on a virtual machine and how to fix it? Thanks.