thecaptain2000 writes: "I have a system with a licensed windows OEM. On the very same system I have Linux now, but for some applications I still need windows so I was planning on running it on vmware as the application is not running under Wine. The point is XP nees to be activated and under Vmware it believes it is under a different system. I have had no luck so far with Microsoft. What are my options? First of all, do I have a case? Can I run W2000 instead (no activation) and say this is licensed because I had a licence of a newer version? Push harder Microsoft?"