Install Upgrade - Virtual Machine Wont Activate

College security class assignment to set up a virtual machine (using vmware). Have activated copy of windows 7 pro on my laptop (which is where i've installed the vm). Vmware says to use the same disk and product key used for host, which i did. Install went good and is currently running, but when itried to activate the vm i'm told to try a different key, that the key i tried to use was no good. Why would i need a different key for the vm, it's not even a real machine?

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Install Upgrade / Activate - Do I Have To Activate Win 7?

I recently ordered windows 7 off amazon because i was running a test version of windows 7 ultimate i believe and the test run was going to be up soon. I ordered a version of windows 7 home.

When the version i have tried to activate today it said my key wouldn't allow it because the version i had was an upgrade version. I being not so savvy with computers didn't realize there was a difference. It told to me to install an older version of windows and reinstall but i don't have an older version. I was wondering if it's needed to activate your copy or if it's just as a safety measure for the customer?

Posted On: 2010-03-03 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Now to my problem: when i bring up the windows 7 64-bit and go to systems maint i see the message "2 days until automatic activation. Activate windows now" when i click activate windows now and key in my valid product key i get the message "the activation server determined that the specified product key could not be used" i'm thinking mabe i should uninstall the windows 7 32-bit so my question is how do i deactivate my windows 7 32-bit so windows wont think i have 2 windows 7 versions on the same computer?

Posted On: 2010-02-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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The phone number 1-888-725-1047 tells me to say "continue" for help but after about 15 seconds it returns and says that no help is available. I have tried this number in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the evening. All the same responses. I have just two weeks to get this activated or i loose everything.

Posted On: 2010-06-24 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-08 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Asus rampage ii extreme mobo, intel i7 950, 6 gb 1500 ddr3 corsair ram, coolermaster v8, in a lain li x 1000 case, various hd and a ssd, saphire radeon 5870 ati graphics etc.

This should kill windows 7 and there is no problem with over heating and i have the latest drivers and yes norton 2010 installed but everything was fine until last couple of weeks the only thing i can think of was installing windows live and skype around this time.

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Posted On: 2010-04-27 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Installing Office 2007 On More Than One Machine

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Posted On: 2010-04-24 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Singer Ce 250 Embroidery Machine Not Working

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Posted On: 2009-12-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .