View Full Version : Need help vmware with boot camp partition

Jul 1, 2007, 12:35 AM
Tried to get Fusion to load my newly installed boot camp partition. Now whenever I switch back, they each say they need to be reactived. When I tried to reactive, said I had done too many times. How do you properly configure the windows xp serial/activation so that you can boot the boot camp partition in vmware?

Jul 1, 2007, 04:59 AM
Its probably a bad Idea to try to use vmware to virtualise your bootcamp partition, as Windows will think you've changed the ram/videocard etc and the reactivation thing will kick in. Either;
A) Just dual boot between OSX and XP
B) Install XP under Vmware

Jul 1, 2007, 07:54 AM
yea id suggest having 2 different installs, bootcamp then another install on vmware that runs virtually.

Jul 1, 2007, 04:01 PM
I guess...it just sounds like an awesome feature that's built into vmware. I could boot into windows when I wanted to play games, and other times, be able to use the partition as a virtual machine.

Jul 2, 2007, 03:54 PM
yeah i just killed my parallels xp install just to setup bootcamp to use either it or fusion with it. couldn't find a solid way of converting the parallels xp install to fusion or to bootcamp. hearing about the reactivation stuff really kills the whole idea of using the bootcamp partition; isn't this a big deal to be able to effectively do waht both companies are advertising (or did i miss the fine print that says that you'll have to reactivate each time)?