I have a windows activation error 0xc004c008 but only inside VMware Fusion. When I reboot into botcamp/windows activation says it is fine. I don't see how one copy of windows can be both activated and not activated at the same time unless VMware is interfering somehow?? The history is I did a bootcamp install of windows 7 a week or two ago and all went well, windows activated fine. I bought fusion and that brought the bootcamp version into OSX which works great. About a week later I get the activation eror above, but again only when I am in the bootcamp partition through VMware. Booted into the bootcamp partition natively without vmware I can do updates and check activation and all looks good. I haven't called windows activation yet, am I going to have trouble with them? I saw one other post with this specific code that had some coaching on what I should say when I call in, have any advice on that as well? Apparently I need to avoid mentioning the dreaded mac.