Virutalbox XP this copy of windows must be activated before you can log on
Posted on 2012-03-13
Trying to learn virtuallbox with shadow protect. I have VB 4.1.8 and ShadowProtect 4.2.1
I used sp to image an xp sp3 box with 2 GB ram.
I used virtual boot to move the image into vb.
When the machine starts in VB, I get windows splash screen then a box saying 'this copy of windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on'. You can say yes to activate, but over the web it bombs out. You can choose to actiavate over phone, nut that bombs out also. It's a win xp home OEM that came installed on the dell PC. and I am trying to run the VB on that same machine.
any thoughts? I know OEM isn' legally allowed to be transferred, but i am just experimenting and for disaster recovery, I would think there's a way to just start it for the short term?