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    Converted XP machine asking to be activated

    I am setting up a test lab in a virtual environment.
    I have used Disk2VHD to convert both my DCs and I have converted 1 XP SP3 machine.

    I am trying to test out some software for which I needed a replica of my domain.

    DCs booted fine after conversion but the XP machine although booted is now asking to be activated before I can login.

    This is only for a test lab.

    The VMs are not connected to the Internet and wholly exist in my physical server.

    Is there any way to proceed without activating the machine or if I do have to go through the activation wont it tell me that the key is already activated (on the physical XP machine)?

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    Converted a Win 7 machine to Virtual a few weeks ago, Windows will complain if too much hardware is changed :-(

    Do you have Volume Licensed version of Windows XP, this shouldn't need activating should it even if going Virtual?

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    dammit - We have a mixture of OEM and VLK versions. Guess which one I converted??

    I will try to find one of our machines with a VLK on it and try that.



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