Windows XP Activation Blues (Bootcamp - Parallels)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jack Flash, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    Apparently Parallels has rendered my Windows XP Home OEM COA useless. It required me to reactivate but I am not allowed to. What do I do?
  2. gormond macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2007
    Don't quote me on this, but I don't think you are meant to use a OEM version of windows to install on a virtual machine so i'm not sure if micro$oft would help you out if you called them.
  3. DaveF macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    Call the activation hotline, work through the automated system. You made a major hardware change but didn't change the motherboard. Enter the special activiation key the system gives you. And Bootcamp and Parallels both work.

    I did this with no trouble at all.
  4. Jack Flash thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    Worked like a charm!
  5. overbyte macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2003
    automated telephone message coughed up no worries

    just be sure if you're using oem to say that it came with the computer and is not installed on anything else


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