Ok, here it goes. I installed Boot camp, Windows XP, tweaked XP as I liked it and made an NTFS-image of it using Netrestore Helper. So far so good. I thought to my self, why all the hassle with the rebooting when I can play my old games like BG1+2, Fallout etc flawlessly using a virtual machine? Off to vmware's website, trialing for a fusion license, installing and xp away!! BUZZZ! Wrong answer. I boot up XP and get a sweet little reminder about my hardware having changed drastically so now I need to reactivate windows yet again! Hooray! No. Not hooray. I can only reactivate it so many times with the same xp license and even so, I would need to do this everytime I boot up the virtual machine after having booted from the Boot camp partition. What am I to do? This really shows how much a Bad Ideatm the Windows Product Activation (WPA) was. I mean: what the hell was Microsoft thinking? With their arse yet again, that's what! I use the license on one computer with one set of hardware. I shouldn't have to put up with this crap, being incriminated by a moronic system like Microsoft. Right now I am restoring my image (luckily I made one before I started this) to start all over again. I have found some pretty illegal cracks to deactivate the horrendous WPA but I would like to know if anybody else has been running into this problem??? It shouldn't be a new one really, seeing as everybody and uncle Bob is running virtual machines and Boot camp at the same time.