I took a .VHD of my current Windows 7 Lenovo laptop and would like to install it on my Macbook Air Oracle Virtual Box as a new virtual machine. When I import the .vhd file into virtual box I am prompted to activate windows. If I activate this, will my current Lenovo laptop stop working and if yes, what should I do? Thanks in advanced!
Kevin, I would not activate the Windows 7 OS for virtual box. I am not sure what you're using it for, but Windows 7 will work just fine without being activated. I have four machines and three Windows 7 OSs have not been activated for over a year. I have legal keys, but the issue is that each key can only be activated several times before Microsoft red flags it. Once this happens, you will have to call Microsoft and manually activate your OS over the phone. Because I am constantly reformating my drive, or loading OSs into virtual Box like you, I do not activate them until I am sure I will never uninstal and reactivate them. I hope this makes sense.