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I was very interested in trying out Windows on my mac. So I figured I'd try out the free trials for VMware and Parallels and see if either of them was worth using.

But now my Windows has stopped working. I had to re-activate my windows so many times (cause VMware took a couple tries to get itself working) that now I can't legally activate my windows anymore. It says that the number of times I can activate windows with this CD key has been exceeded. I didn't even uninstall it, I LOVE LITTLE GIRLS WITH PIGTAILS VMware and Parallels kept making me have to re-activate it a million times.

EAT YOUR CHEERIOS am I supposed to do? I barely even got any use out of the CD key . . .
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Call Microsoft like it tells you. They'll give you a code to reset your key. It's really not that big of a deal

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I was very interested in trying out Windows on my mac. So I figured I'd try out the free trials for VMware and Parallels and see if either of them was worth using.

But now my Windows has stopped working. I had to re-activate my windows so many times (cause VMware took a couple tries to get itself working) that now I can't legally activate my windows anymore. It says that the number of times I can activate windows with this CD key has been exceeded. I didn't even uninstall it, I LOVE LITTLE GIRLS WITH PIGTAILS VMware and Parallels kept making me have to re-activate it a million times.

EAT YOUR CHEERIOS am I supposed to do? I barely even got any use out of the CD key . . .
It's hardly the "fault" of Parallels or VMWare. If you couldn't get it working then there's a fault outside of both programs; I regularly install various versions of Windows in VMWare without any problems.

What version of Windows are you using and where did you get it? And like schweb says, just call Microsoft.

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Call Microsoft like it tells you. They'll give you a code to reset your key. It's really not that big of a deal
Yep, all it takes. It really is pretty painless.

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