After 4 days of BSODs, GRUB errors, Windows bootloader errors, VMWare converter errors, terabytes od
dd'ed data, liters of tears and tons of pain I managed to migrate my about 12 years old Windows XP physical machine to VM. It kind of works. I mean it's a bit stable, bootable and In case worst thing ever happens (physical machine dies) It can be considered as sufficient "backup" of this old OS.
The only problem is that it says there's "3 days left" for activation. It's original Windows XP Professional OEM I should have product key and stuff somewhere around. But when I click "Yes" as in "Yes I want to activate now" it says everything's fine this machine is activated, go home and everything boots up properly. It's quite confusing. Well. Windows XP support is dead. I tried to crack it but cracks don't really seem to work for this, tried to edit registry WPAEvents but it also doesn't seem to work. If it's going to work like that forever (I mean force me to activate and then claim it's okay and boot then fine, I'm glad it boots up at all) but I have no idea what's gonna happen after those 3 days and if I actually need to bother with this right now as I don't really need to use this VM as long as physical machine is not dead.
So does anyone know what is actually gonna happen?