I have installed Windows XP SP2 from Windows CD on VMware player. VMware player is installed on Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x86.
I activated Windows by telephone, as part of the install process successfully.
When I then got back to the login screen to windows, with the Administrator account option showing to login with, after clicking the Administrator icon to logon using that account a prompt appears saying:
"This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate windows now?"
- Clicking "no" to the prompt causes login screen to stay.
- Clicking "yes" gives a GUI saying "Windows has already been activated.", then I click on "Ok" biutton, and it goes back to the login screen.
I have followed the instructions - Method 1 (in safe mode via usb), and Method 2 on link, however these don't solve the problem:
When using Method 1, with the tool on the Win SP2 desktop in safe mode, running it give the error: "Class already exists" with a white X in a red circle.
When using Method 2, I run through the process successfully, but still have same problem when booting the Guest Win XP SP2 normally.
Will continue researching, meanwhile any assistance on how to solve this would be great.
edit: Adding further info
Edited by Al1000, 05 February 2017 - 12:03 PM.
Moved from Windows XP