Paragon Go Virtual/VMware Player - DELL pre-installed XP problem

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by Yohane, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Yohane

    Yohane MDL Novice

    Oct 6, 2007
    :confused: Last week following Paragon's instruction I created both virtual machines of my home HP Windows7 and work Dell XP. I had no problem creating the virtual machines as described in Paragon's instructions. However, the Windows 7 won't load on my DELL XP using VMware Player but I just put it down to lack of patience and free time on my part. However, VMware Player won't also let me log on with my XP virtual at home under Windows7. The XP virtual machine was created from my work machine which has a pre-installed DELL XP. VMware player keeps trying to activate my XP. How to I get round this? It is a truly "legal" and "pre-installed" version of XP. I even went out and bought a 640gb portable USB HDD to run these two between home and work. Is there a better way of going mobile than what Paragon is suggesting? It sounded so simple.o_O

    Thanking you in anticipation :worthy:
    Yohane o_O
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
    Read the ONLY sticky in this section!

  3. Yohane

    Yohane MDL Novice

    Oct 6, 2007
    #3 Yohane, Jul 25, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2010
    Thanks Sebus. However, I forgot to add that I am running Japanese Windows7 and Japanese Dell XP. According to the "ONLY Sticky", that solution is for USA English only. Any other suggestions please before I mess with something I am not quite sure of what I am doing. E.g. BIOS.

    Much appreciated though.


    Solved using the BIOS patcher
  4. sushil1576

    sushil1576 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 3, 2009
    Just use the modded vmware bios files for hp and dell from 'vmware mega bios' pack..and use them for activating the virtualised windows 7...Use the 'slic 2.1' bios..

    Actually why you need to activate them again as oem version of windows activation is linked to the bios of the when you vitualised them.the os is no longer on your computer and vmware uses a different bios from your you need the modded vmware bios to activate your windows..