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How to deal with activation on VM using for testing solutions on active machine? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying a number of ways of exporting data out of an old Maximizer 9.5 install, and since the client's database is pretty big, and they were running it off a key workstation, getting my work done meant the staff member wasn't getting her work done. So, I took it in over the weekend to make a VM out of it and work on it from my home office at my leisure. The mandatory activation prompt is coming up, and I would prefer to use one of my Technet keys so as to avoid any licensing/activation issues with the machine still being used back in the office, but it's not taking any of them. Any ideas?

    The original is Windows XP Pro Retail.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 11:47 PM