Moving XP SP3 to VM and problems of Product Activation...
Posted on 2011-02-26
I wanted to create a VM of an old laptop XP SP3 install so that I could have all business installs on my new laptop (Win7).
The VM is now created and working. However I am now required to reactivate the new install. Now I suspect this is due to the fact that my old laptop had an OEM install. It is sort of frustrating since I am a MS Action Pack subscriber. I fear also if I try to activate the VM I may end up deactivating the old laptop for the brief time I need to use it while I ensure that the new VM is OK.
I had hoped to save abit of time reinstalling all the old software. Perhaps I have no choice.
By the way I am using both VirtualBox and VMWare Workstation. VMWare runs the VM fine which I created using VMWare's converter tool. I think I need to tweak the VB to get it to run the VMDK properly..