winxp keeps asking for validation between bootcamp and vmware

Discussion in 'iMac' started by neonkru, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. neonkru macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2009

    i installed my winxp license in bootcamp then i valited. but whenever i open it in vm ware then i have to validate again because it says hardware have been changed, then if i want to boot into bootcamp to play some game like burnout paradise it says i have to validate again, so here i am, installed a cracked windows xp so i doesn't have to valited. still not doing anything ilegal since i have a legal license. is there any solution for using the license key avoiding that little problem?
  2. fluffyx macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    It's a known issue.

    Windows' excessive licensing protection views Boot Camp and Fusion as two separate computers, I don't believe there's a workaround other than:
    • choosing to use ONLY Fusion OR Boot Camp
    • installing two separate copies of Windows, taking up extra HD space.
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    If this is such a known issues, then why have the last 3 versions of Parallels done it without problems in XP, Vista and Windows 7? And why would anyone buy VMWare?

    There must be a configuration issue somewhere.

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