I am being told by a major software vendor for an engineering tool that they do not actually support computers running windows via bootcamp and hence officially do not support MACS. My quesiton is, what the hell then is Bootcamp and how does it differ from a generic pc running windows natively such as a Viao or dell. Why are apple saying I can run windows software on a mac? After having invested in a brand new MBP and LED have i wasted my imvestment as I can in fact not use this software and my mac is useless? If so why are we being told macs can run windows software and are indistinguishable from a pc? The problem is eveyrtime I get a request code and submit it to teh vendor, the vendor gives me an activation code. However, when i open the softwae to enter the code it has already generated a new request code so the activation code does not match and hence I am caught in a vicious circle. I am not using a VM to run the software. I am running XP and OS-X on bootcamp. I understood Bootcamp should not affect the computer. I understand teh issues of activaiton porblems are only when running a VM machine from OS. Can anyone say if this is true? If true then the vendo should state they do not support Windows OS but instead support only certain brands of computers running Windows. Can Boot camp be resetting my computers address? To be hones, I am totally fed up with all this licensing crap. It just makes software a pain to use and wants to make me look for easier tools where i dont have to spend days installing, activating and contacting customer support. There must be a better way.