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mbeierl
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Enthusiast

Boot native Windows install under vm / activation

I've seen different references to this as far as bootcamp/fusion goes, but for VMware Workstation running under Linux, I cannot seem to get a definitive answer.

Is it possible to tell VMware Workstation to pass the physical aspect that Windows looks for in order to have the OEM activation remain valid?  I am not trying to boot a "copy" of Windows, I'm trying to boot the same version of Windows only once under VMware.

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continuum
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if you change this once and then no longer use the setup natively it may work as far as I know

if you plan to change between the win7 booted natively and booted as VM it is more tricky

sometime ago we had a user with some insight into this who had explained how to do that

can't find the link right now


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