we used the tool from MS here to create a .VHD of an old XP laptop that has some important software on it. We intend to retire the laptop and use the VM exclusively so we can back it up, and keep it portable and secure on the server.
Anyways, when we load it into VirtualBox it says the Product Key is invalid. My guess is the original hardware configuration is so different from the VM it reckons it's a new machine.. (which I guess it is?).
Has anyone found a way round this problem in the past?
EDIT: Just to confirm, we do have the original keys etc. I'm just wondering if it's a setup issue that's causing this in the first place.