Fusion Woes

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by in-ten-city, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. in-ten-city macrumors member

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    After Virtualizing my BC Partition with fusion, windows asked me to reactivate due to significant hardware changes in the vm. i called mssoft and they gave me a reactivation code. i thought all was fine and dandy until now i booted into windows through bootcamp and it wants to be activated again in 30 days, despite doing so originally and through fusion. what is going on?! why doesnt anyone else seem to have this problem? did i do something wrong? i specifically went with fusion over parallels because people said this doesn't happen with fusion, what a bummer.
     
  2. nospamboz macrumors regular

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    Which Windows is it? Repeated activations is a known issue with
    Fusion Vista via Boot Camp - it's in the Fusion release notes.

    http://www.vmware.com/support/fusion/doc/releasenotes_fusion.html

    "Note that with Boot Camp partitions running Windows Vista, you must reactivate Windows each time you switch between your Boot Camp partition and virtual machine."

    I don't use Boot Camp personally, but from the info I've read on the
    Fusion forums at VMware, 32-bit XP works fine when done correctly
    (activating after VMware Tools is installed, I think).
     
  3. in-ten-city thread starter macrumors member

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    im running xp sp2 ...
     
  4. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    they will fix it soon with all that money they've gotten from their IPO. it's trading at $67 a share!
     
  5. nospamboz macrumors regular

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  6. in-ten-city thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I got it to work.

    I reactivated (3rd time total) in bootcamp and now it seems that im good to go, windows not asking me to reactivate in bootcamp or fusion. i the key was to activate bootcamp after activation in fusion - despite what is written contrary in the fusion forum.
     
  7. SupadudeX macrumors member

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    Well technically they do not make any money from their stock price jumping. The share holders do. Which most likely includes all the CEOs.
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    All of them? How many do they have?!? :eek:
     

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