I figured out how to get a Fedora 11 VMware Workstation install to boot a physical SATA disk with Windows XP installed that was also being used to dual boot the same machine running Fedora.
However, when I try to log into that VMware session of Windows XP, I get a dialog box asking to activate Windows XP. If I try to activate using the original key, it fails. If I boot back into Windows XP from the bare hardware, everything is fine again; it doesn't ask for activation.
How can I make the virtual machine work? Will using a volume license key to activate the VMware session work? I have access to a VLK from work and this is for a work related purpose. Will a MSDN key work? Or will I have to reinstall from scratch first and then activate it twice? Does using the hardware profiles cause this situation?
Is the any reason that I can't just reactivate Windows XP because it is an OEM key from the original hardware installation?