I have Windows 8.1 Pro that came with my Asus laptop. I want to P2V this so that I can keep using some parts of it after I upgrade to Linux. I'll use VMWare converter to do the P2V and use VMWare Player/Workstation to run the VM. My question is what hacks I will need to do to keep Windows 8.1 Pro activated once it is living in the VM. Ideally I'd have a modified BIOS and not have to rely on injectors/loaders. All advice much appreciated!