Virtual PC 2007/XP Mode - can't validate XP pro on virtual machine. RRS feed

  • Question

  • My PC is running Windows 7 Professional (Genuine).

    Previously I had a dual boot with XP Pro. However, a new SSD made me investigate Virtual PC 2007 and the XP Mode. I had no problem downloading the files (like many others seem to) and no issues installing VPC or XP Mode.

    The problem is the virtual machine will not validate the XP installation. I've tried the key that comes with XP Mode and a genuine key from my XP Pro disc. Both fail. I went to the telephone assistance and tapped in my my 10 part key (generated by the XP Mode key) and was advised my install key (which came from Microsoft) wasn't genuine.


    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:05 PM