Fusion Woes

in-ten-city

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Aug 10, 2007
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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.
 

nospamboz

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Oct 3, 2006
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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.
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).
 

in-ten-city

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Aug 10, 2007
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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).

im running xp sp2 ...
 

in-ten-city

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Aug 10, 2007
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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.
 

SupadudeX

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Nov 7, 2006
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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!
Well technically they do not make any money from their stock price jumping. The share holders do. Which most likely includes all the CEOs.