Win 7 not genuine on VMWare virtual machine

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mitty2005, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. mitty2005

    mitty2005 MDL Novice

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    Good day all you finest folks out there.
    I ran in to the problem today. I have a machine with modded bios running win 7. No probems here(knock on wood) however my VMware installation of the same version of win7 threw out "non genuine" warning this morning. I was wondering if it had to do with any recent updates or what else could have caused the warning to pop up? When I installed win7 on VMware everything worked like a charm for a while and it was validating on Micr0soft site...
    Any ideas,please?


    Thanks
     
  2. DKane

    DKane MDL Junior Member

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    Inside VMWare is a separate machine, with its own BIOS, hardware, etc. If you want to SLP activate inside of a VM (as allowed by the OEM license), you must patch VMWare's BIOS. There is a utility I have on my other computer, it's available on the internet, but I forget it's name. VMWare BIOS changer, I think. I can't find it, but here is a guide for doing it manually.
     
  3. mitty2005

    mitty2005 MDL Novice

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    The machine info that's showing in "system" within WMware installation of win 7 is identical to the information on win7 host machine. That's what confuses me...
    Anyone,please?
     
  4. urie

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    megan8 MDL Novice

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    Add the following line to your *.vmx file:
    SMBIOS.reflectHost = "TRUE"
    This allows the VM to see your modded bios directly.