Page 1 of 2 windows activation prompt loop win sp2, vmware player posted in virtual machines and vm programs. You can bypass the activation process by editing the windows registry and using an oem key, though this technically violates your license. Oem downgrade to windows xp pro in a virtual machine. I received the same activation error, but when i boot the vm from the windows xp cd and select to setup windows, i get the error, setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. All this required was to enter the product key, request verification and within a couple seconds everything ran fine. Run your windows xp system in windows 8 with vmware. Windows xp, 2003, 2008, vista, mac os x intel only, several linux distros, and solaris 10 x86 to name a few. After conversion xp hangs at activation vmware communities. With an oem license, windows is tied directly to the hardware on which it was loaded by the manufacturer. How to make windows xp genuine forever with pictures. However, i do not want the configuration of xp to change the machine name and domain. With your advice, you can transmit the sources of a real computer to different environments. Creating a windows xp oem virtual machine rafik wahba. Dell optiplex box, used the vmware p2v tool to migrate to vm.
I tried doing a repair and the sumbitch hangs at installing windows 37 minutes left. Avast home setup ro mountain pictures, android apk, windows xp, microsoft windows. This is one of those projects where it is the last to know. How do i avoid needing to activate windows when i move a. By default those 4 vms will have the same windows activation key installed. Vmware vcentre converter can be downloaded for free from vmware however you will. Using free windows xp mode as a vmware virtual machine. For example, i want to create a master vm image and boot it 4 times. You will need to boot from a cd in the next step, so make sure your boot sequence is assigned accordingly. P2v admin iso is an iso image which has a bundle of free tools which will help you to complete your end to end p2v migrations and also helps to troubleshooting failed migrations. I installed vmware and her old legit version of windows.
Desktop virtualization desktop virtualization, vmware workstation, vmware fusion, vmware horizon view, tips and tutorials. Click the vmware player icon to open up the program. Verify that the windows 7 professional, enterprise, or ultimate edition operating system is running on the host system. The trick to bypass windows xp product activation is the simplest and the most effective one. Xp sp1 with no updates, xp sp2, xp sp3, and xp sp3 with all automatic windows updates the ones that happen in the background when you enable automatic updates, and finally xp sp3 with every possible update, including optional. Insert a windows xp vlaretail cd in the hosts drive and start the vm. The only legal way is ask for microsoft a new key for that oem. This is strange as just few weeks ago i tried to convert my laptop running w10 by using the 6.
In addition to the p2v conversion, vmware converter can also be used to perform virtual to virtual v2v migrations too. Which in retrospect, seems curious not that i think about it. The solution touted on other guides is to purchase a retail license. Importing an existing windows xp installation into virtualbox. When i installed i couldnt find her coa with the activation code so i just used a generic one from the internet. It can work with windows, netware and solaris, etc. Save the patched system registry hive and copy it into the vm being recovered. Both telephone and internet activation are rejected. Download all service packs to a directory which the p2v tool will ask for when migrating a windows 2000 machine. Im doing a p2v of a windows xp pro and when i power on the vm it says i have to activate. And i have try this, and if you say to microsoft support that you made a p2v, they will not support you with a new key. Static ip addresses can be used when customizing vms on windows 2000 server, windows xp, and windows 2003 server guest oss.
My mom switched to a mac but needs windows for a couple of things. I have been using xp mode that came with my windows 7 for quite a. Physical to virtual this post will show the step by step process on how to create a windows 7 system image of a physical machine and restore it in a virtual machine on a lab environment. Products supported by our patch catalog and windows sdk ivanti.
Vmware will launch the wizard that will automatically create the windows xp vmware virtual machine using the windows xp mode files you installed in the previous step. How do i reactivate xp after converting physical to hyper. Lastly, go through the windows xp setup wizard within the new virtual. Windows activation prompt loop win sp2, vmware player. Involved in p2v and v2v conversion of windows nt,2000,2003 and 2008 servers by using vmware vconverter3. It boots fine, but when i does, it prompts me to activate the copy of windows. Ive done this p2v for winxppro with system center virtual machine manager and not had to reactivate. Virtualbox is capable of using vmdk files, the format that vmware converter creates in its p2v process. Windows activation trips up virtual machine clones, even on same. Products supported in ivanti windows patch catalog and ivanti windows sdk. Creating a cloned disk using the p2v assistant the vmware p2v assistant copies all files that are resident on a physical source disk attached to a source computer and stores them to a virtual disk file, also known as a target disk. I have also tried to use vcenter converter standalone to convert the vm but the converted vm.
Virtualization products like vmware workstation and microsofts virtual. I then installed it along with vmware tools, and took a snapshot after the installation finished. When i first setup my vmware server to run an existing windows install from a physical partition, i was asked to reactivate windows xp before i could use it as a guest os. Mgmt decided to buy spare motherboard off ebay for this specific model and swap it. In a p2v migration, the operating system running on a. I have an old program that apparently will only run in windows xp so i installed a winxp vm but. Go to the vm properties on vmware server and select the option to start the vm in bios. Doing my first p2v since the days of the cold convert option. Was searching for a good solution to p2v the server onto my esxi 5. Worked for us for two or three migrations of this kind. How to activate windows xp that is oem version after physical to.
For windows 2003 vms, use lsilogic driver newer versions of virtual center and p2va may warn of mismatch p2v best practices other troubleshooting display issues. P2v windows 7 convert a window 7 pc to a virtual machine one feature that many workstation 7 customers have asked for is the ability to convert a physical pc running windows 7 into a virtual machine that can be run inside of workstation. I used to install a vm with windows 7 pro x64, and i used a new license key to run it. Windows 7 pro x64 vm activation in vmware hello community, i am facing the following issue. The problem is that xp professional requires activation.
Do you have windows xp without the genuine serial key. Importing windows xp mode virtual machines is not supported on linux host systems or on host systems that are running other versions of windows. Getting around windows activation when virtualizing. But it then tells me its already activated and proceeds to logout.
How to activate windows xp online in 2018 windows xp msfn. It is first informed with the words im trying to activate windows xp. Importing an existing windows xp installation into virtualbox just. The client can also be used to convert a vmware workstation or fusion virtual machine to a vcenter infrastructure vm or viceversa. When prompted for an activation key, use a different dell oem activation key. My windows installation disc is a service pack 1 version, so i decided to make multiple installations 5 of them. Filed under create windows 7 system image, physical to hyperv, restoring windows 7 system image, windows 7 backup and restore, windows 7 p2v, windows 7. Used tools such as vmware converter, platespin power convert, and esx environment for the p2v conversions. Virtualbox is an opensource, freely available virtualization product that can run on a variety of different host operating systems. Ill probably have to reinstall sbs, but i want to do a p2v since i cant log into windows and install vmware converter. Software assurance provides users valuable benefitsplease contact microsoft corporation for further information. I used disk2vhd utility to convert an xp machine to a.
Vmware vcenter converter is an application developed to migrate systems. To be short, i have a sbs 2011 server in raid5 that doesnt want to boot after hardware failure. I could, but i just realized that the seemingly nonfunctional online activation may be due to the fact that all forms of tls less than 1. Then i installed a windows xp from an iso that i downloaded, and it works pretty well. Physicaltovirtual hard drive migration of a windows installation is a valid function for customers with software assurance and full retail copies of windows xp, windows vista, and windows 7.
Activate windows xp on a virtual machine by using belarc. Windows 7 pro x64 vm activation in vmware microsoft. Esx virtualization vmware esxi, vsphere, vmware backup. It ran perfectly while i was installing it, but i shut it down before using it in production, as i had other work to. Using vmware workstation or player, power on the windows xp mode virtual machine that vmware created. Physical to virtual, unable to reactivate windows since its. In my scenario, i have an 8 year old hp desktop that ran windows xp, and a half year old asus laptop that is running windows 8. P2v is a buzz term for ensuring that an os installation boots and operates within a virtual machine. Vendor who supports the machine recommended to replace it with a newer computeros. If i have a vmware esxi server with 4 windows xp guests running on it, i understand that i need a separate license for each guest. I used p2v to mirate an xp pro system to vmware workstation 4. Bluestacks crack serial keys latest version full free here.
The source can be a physical server, or a virtual machine using another platform such as hyperv. Windows xp mode was made for windows 7 but i run windows 8. The application converts and packages a source system into a new virtual machine that can reside on an esxesxi server. If your microsoft windows xp license is only for the original hardware and is not transferable nor applicable to a virtual machine, then transferring the os installation to a vm would be acting against such a license. Vmware converter standalone has centralized management console allows you to queue up and monitor many simultaneous conversions, both local and remote, such as in headquarters and branch offices. How do i re activate xp after converting physical to hyper.478 803 27 735 159 1104 850 968 1601 846 921 160 540 1319 831 1554 585 1156 536 1513 1011 1273 1441 731 1597 734 1130 1341 1010 288 1412 1433 274 1005 152 251 1007 1330