Need help vmware with boot camp partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by aaronw1986, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    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?
  2. Vorbis macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2007
    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
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    yea id suggest having 2 different installs, bootcamp then another install on vmware that runs virtually.
  4. aaronw1986 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    I 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.
  5. defsquad macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2006
    birmingham, alabama
    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)?

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