Legal copy of Windows about to become deactivated due to running it both natively in Bootcamp and via WMWare. How can I stop this?
Posted on 2010-09-09
I'm running a totally legal legitimate version of Windows 7 inside Bootcamp on my Mac, but earlier today I noticed, that I could also run my Bootcamp partition and therefore the same Windows installation through VMWare. Both ways of using Windows serve different purposes and I would really like to be able to do both. However, to my horror, when running Windows on WMWare I've just received a warning, that says, that I must activate Windows within 3 days to continue using all Windows features.
How should I react to this warning and how can I get rid of it? I can't see myself doing anything wrong by using the same Windows installation on my own computer in two different ways, and surely I'm not the only one who needs to do this. I hope someone can help me with this issue before my Windows stops working...