Key activation Windows 7 with Parallels and Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MadJens, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. MadJens macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2013
    Hi everyone!

    I had to delete my boot camp partition and reinstall win 7 on my mac. since then I can't use my activation key for win 7 anymore. Both with parallels 8 and when booting in boot camp, the activation key doesn't work anymore.

    Anyone experienced the same problem when using boot camp and a virtual machine? What can be done about it?
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    If you do a phone activation, which takes about 5-6 minutes, it should work. When the automated system asks how many computers you've installed Windows on, answer "one."
  3. MadJens thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2013
    Fantastic, it worked!! Thanks a lot!

    I was able to activate Windows 7 in Parallels 8.

    How does it work with Boot Camp though? Is it activated as well there and if not, can I activate it the same way?

    Parallels 8 is great for Word/Excel and small things but for games I still have to be able to use Boot Camp.

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