VM Ware and a Migration from Physical Machine

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  1. rckstwrz macrumors member

    rckstwrz

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    Hola. So, my Dad has two computers in his office, a Mac and a PC. I thought it'd be fun to use VMWare and turn his physical machine into a virtual machine so that he'd only have one computer to deal with. Well, I did this, but now when I load up the virtual machine on the Mac, it's asks me for a Product Key. The PC is an HP with XP Media Center 2002 installed. I can't find the original Windows packaging and was wondering if anyone on these forums might have some tips for me. Thanks!

    ~Rick
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    You can't legally use the Windows license from the HP computer. It has an OEM license installed and is tied to that machine forever. Even if you uninstalled it from the HP you still could not legally install it on another computer. You need to purchase a new license for Windows to be able to use it on your Mac.
     

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