Activating Windows on Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by StoneRelics, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. StoneRelics macrumors newbie

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    I had boot camp installed on my computer with windows vista. Then I purchased Parallels. I got it working just fine except that when I go to activate vista through parallels it says that its already in use by another machine. I don't know what to do. Can someone help me?
     
  2. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    That same thing happened to me while installing XP. Bootcamp installed fine than Parallels asked for the key again because it thought it was a new computer. I have no idea why it happened.
     
  3. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    There is a lock file you have to delete in the Library/Parallels folder where the vm image is stored. I had to do it a few times if parallels quit or crashed while a vm was open. You should be able to Google it, i have not done it in a long time.
     
  4. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    I called the MS reg line, worked through the automated system, and got an alternate reg # to use in Parallels.
     

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