Hello everyone, I've recently bought Windows 7 Home Premium to run on my MacPro. Having installed it on a separate HD, I had some problems getting VMware Fusion to recognise the partition, so I contacted VMware for support. The guy managed to solve that particular problem, but then I had an activation issue. Windows thinks that it's operating on different hardware when running on Fusion, and therefore won't activate. Being as I want the option to run Windows 7 both through bootcamp and Fusion, I got back in touch with the guy. He informed me that "each license is supposed to be used under one computer. *Running the same license under a virtualized and then on a physical machine is illegal and can get you into trouble." Fair enough, I suppose, but I've read other things to contradict this view. Take this guy for instance (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=811939). He seems to have done exactly what I've done without any problems. I also had been used to booting Windows XP in both bootcamp and fusion without any issues. So can someone clarify the licensing regulations when it comes to virtualisation? Is there a way around my current predicament, without having to buy another Windows 7 license? Is it even possible to buy another software license for this purpose? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Ben. P.S. Sorry in advance if I've missed something, but I've had a good browse on this forum and others but couldn't find a direct solution to my problem.