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converted windows xp physical machine to virtual machine now xp asks for re-activation

Posted on 2014-03-30
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hi...

ive created a virtual machine out of my windows xp computer and XP noticed that i'm using a different processor / systemboard  ....   so it's giving me the error message:

Since windows was first activated on this computer, the hardware on the computer has changed significantly.  Due to these changes, Windows must be reactivated within 3 days.  Do you want to reactivate windows now?

i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed    a way to either bypass, activate legitimately (per microsoft), or crack the activation so it doesn't show up or deactivate my windows

the computer i converted to a physical machine was real slow but has all my important programs and files so i really need this to work

thanks in advance

dave.j
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by:David
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the base system in running windows 8.1 professional, and vmware 10 is the hypervisor
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Tony Giangreco earned 500 total points
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If you have a valid key for XP, call Microsoft and get it resolved. if not, purchase a legitimate copy.

If it was an OEM copy, I don't believe it's legitimate in that setting unless the VM is running on that same box.

EE does not support illegitimate ways of registering an O/S.
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by:Dan Craciun
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Select "Activate by phone" and you'll get a phone number from Microsoft.

Over the weekend a robot will answer, you type in the code you see on the screen and it will give you another code that you will input to re-activate your machine.

HTH,
Dan
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by:Jorge Ocampo
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Do you still have access to the Physical Hardware?
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by:David
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mocrosoft registered it for me for free  .. thanks
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Glad I could help
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