Vista and reactivation

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lockdown571, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. lockdown571 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2007
    My new macbook pro and Vista ultimate box are currently in transit to my home. What I plan on doing is putting vista on boot camp and also running that boot camp partition as a virtual machine through either vmware fusion or parallels. I was wondering, has that nasty reactivation been problem solved when running vista as a boot camp partition and as a virtual machine?
  2. nospamboz macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2006
    If you look on the community forum for VMWare Fusion ...

    ... you'll find lots of people in that boat.

    Short answer: no. Longer answer: Vista bootcamp partition VM is
    experimental in Fusion Beta 4, and the release notes warn about the
    activation problem.

    Hey, what do you expect from running beta software (Fusion) on
    other beta software (Bootcamp)?

    I waiting for the official releases to try that setup. I've already pre-ordered
    Fusion, but I'll wait to pre-order Leopard.
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Parallels had an issue that was fixed many builds ago. Their latest release (3.0) supports booting a Boot Camp copy of Vista in the virtual machine.

    I have Vista Ultimate running this way just fine. Every once in a while, running it in Parallels, it complains that it's not genuine, but it runs just fine, no reduced functionality or anything. (And if I go to the MS 'Is it Genuine' website, it passes the test, and the message goes away.)
  4. lockdown571 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2007
    Well everything is here (huzzah!). I never could get vmware fusion to work (it would just hang up whenever it tried to install the tools), but I tried parallels 3.0 and it's working perfectly. I was never asked to reactivate when running the boot camp partition as a virtual machine nor was I told that my copy of windows was not genuine. Full screen works, coherence works, etc.

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