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Windows 7: Student Upgrade on New Virtual Machine - Activation

03 Nov 2009   #1
Henjy

Mac OSX 10.5 - Parallels 4.0 - WinXP Win7
 
 
Student Upgrade on New Virtual Machine - Activation

I have Windows XP Pro on a Boot Camp partition of my Mac Book Pro. I have gone through the arduous process of creating an .iso file and have installed Win7 into a new virtual machine. It is a clean install since there was nothing else there. Now I cannot get past the activation screen, where I re-enter the Product Key, whether the activation check box is filled in or not, I get an error.

Any ideas about 1 - what is the source of the problem?
2 - how to deal with it?

Thanks.


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03 Nov 2009   #2
acegolfer

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Henjy View Post
I have Windows XP Pro on a Boot Camp partition of my Mac Book Pro. I have gone through the arduous process of creating an .iso file and have installed Win7 into a new virtual machine. It is a clean install since there was nothing else there. Now I cannot get past the activation screen, where I re-enter the Product Key, whether the activation check box is filled in or not, I get an error.

Any ideas about 1 - what is the source of the problem?
2 - how to deal with it?

Thanks.
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04 Nov 2009   #3
Henjy

Mac OSX 10.5 - Parallels 4.0 - WinXP Win7
 
 

Had to go all the way through registry modification, but it is installed. Another reminder about why I prefer the Mac. Thanks for your help.
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04 Nov 2009   #4
dgenx210

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Henjy View Post
Had to go all the way through registry modification, but it is installed. Another reminder about why I prefer the Mac. Thanks for your help.
All you have to do is follow instructions properly to accomplish something regardless of your OS
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