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VMware Fusion

by ph8eas / January 31, 2009 4:22 PM PST

Hi! I would like to ask something about VMWare. I' ve got a macbook and I added the VMWare Fusion in order to have the windows when I need some applications that mac os doesn't support. It was ok until someday when I try to access Windows XP a message appeared :"This copy of windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate Windows now?" I click on "YES" and then it requires another key and I haven't. I would like ask why it was happened, how I can solve this. Furthermore I look for any option for doing format in Windows and I don't find anything. If I don't want to have the windows how can I get rid of them? I am novice to mac os.
Thanks in advance!

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Nothing look busted here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2009 10:29 PM PST
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The key is likely that activation key or CDKEY. Windows isn't free and what you describe seems to be 'activation.' Here's an article about it ->

"I would like ask why it was happened, how I can solve this"

I think we covered that above and the solution is to give it a good valid key.

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Removing Windows
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 31, 2009 11:39 PM PST

Find the file that VM Fusion created to hold windows.
Drag it to the trash
Empty the trash

Windows gone


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VMware Fusion
by ph8eas / February 2, 2009 3:48 PM PST
In reply to: VMware Fusion

Thanks a lot!

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