Robert L Cochran wrote: > > Wayne Feick wrote: >> >> Your license key may or may not work in a VM. Last time I tried to >> install Dell's OEM version of XP inside VMWare (admittedly a few years >> ago), it refused to activate and gave a message that it was only >> licensed to run on Dell hardware. >> >> Wayne. >> > I'm just getting messages that the key is incorrect. I'll recheck it > again after a belated lunch, maybe my eyes are just old and unfocused? > Thanks for the heads up though. You might be right, I will follow up on > this. > > On the good side, my Fedora 10 VM is running with bridged networking. I > hope it can see things like USB and serial ports. > > Bob > There is a good chance that the key only works with specific machine model. I remember something on the VirtualBox mailing list about having to change some values in the virtual BIOS before you could install or convert a real image to a virtual one. I have even run into problems like this with OEM Windows 98SE disks that would only install on Compaq machines. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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