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  • Hello Microsoft
    Please, try solve my problem
    I need to use the same windows Vista (or copy) as the main system (in general) and as virtual machine (in other operating system using vmware)
    There is problem that called "reactivation on hardware change" 
    As I understand, if I use the same partition for VmWare and for standard loading after 5 times Vista stops reactivation through web. And after that i should phone to Microsoft to activate my Vista on any restart.
    So the questions
    Is the any solution of using the same operating system on 2 types of hardware (main and virtual) without reactivation
    Or is the any another ways to use this Vista system from VmWare (or another Virtual Software)
    I don't have such amount of money to buy the software the second time (and don't have such amount of time to make changes in two operating systems). If there is the solution to make 2 different Vista working with one pack of installed software (with the licensed status), it will be goal too.

    I'll be happy if there will be any comments in right way.
    Sorry for language mistakes. 
    Tuesday, January 13, 2009 2:46 PM

Answers

  • Sorry, but, legally, you'll need to buy another copy of Windows.
    And, especially since this is an MS-hosted forum, you're not likely to get someone to tell you how to work around product activation.
    While I do sympathize with you as to the cost, we can't be of help with this issue.

    HTH,
    Chris
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    • Marked as answer by Anthony_Mann Monday, May 11, 2009 2:58 AM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:42 PM

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  • Sorry, but, legally, you'll need to buy another copy of Windows.
    And, especially since this is an MS-hosted forum, you're not likely to get someone to tell you how to work around product activation.
    While I do sympathize with you as to the cost, we can't be of help with this issue.

    HTH,
    Chris
    [If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.]
    • Marked as answer by Anthony_Mann Monday, May 11, 2009 2:58 AM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:42 PM
  • as I already say, I can buy another copy of windows, but there is another software installed in it, and it cost at least ten times more
    and if I'll make changes in one copy (add downloaded files, make changes in project or configuration) I should make the same changes in another operating system
    the problem is not in buying new OS but in using the same data and programs on one computer with one person from different places (Virtual Machine and General loading)

    update
    maybe there is the method of full system syncing for upcoming changes
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:36 AM
  • Hi,

    If you are using Windows Vista Enterprise or Ultimate, you get 4 viryualization instances free of charge. but the limitation is you have to install it on the one physical computer. meaning one high end high spec computer to host one physical OS and ontop of it 4 virtual instances for which you can use Microsoft Virtual PC or VM Ware.

    When you activate you can activate your physical OS once and then when you activate the virtual instance remeber to save and commit changes during the shut down and you will not have to activate it again.

     

    Akfash Latibu

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    Friday, January 16, 2009 3:51 PM