I've had trouble with the dashes being mis-interpreted before when I tried to copy the serial number directly from the page. Are you copying it off the page and pasting it into VMware, or are you typing it manually?
I tested with copy and past from the website and manualy by the keyboard, but it dosent work.
I change the harddisk and install win vista ultimate 32bit an all work´s fine. I think it´s a problem with
my new notebook chipset (intel pm45) or prozessor intel p8600 and windows vista x64...
sorry for my bad english...