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Help - Running vm box and installing asrock utilities

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October 30, 2012 12:32:15 AM

Well after i stupidly whipped out my main windows 7 i finally decided after 6 weeks to put it up again through vm box.

after doing so, i ran into a few problems.

My windows 7 code is no longer valid even though it's the same build.

and though i got everything running i cannot install Asrock utilities for my motherboard through vm box. each time it just says not supported platform or something like that.



my main operating system is linux 12.04

HELP ^^^^

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October 30, 2012 12:35:47 AM

You're running Windows 7 on a virtual machine therefore it doesn't see your motherboard, it sees the virtual hardware presented to it by the VM so naturally you can't install the motherboard utilities.

As to the invalid Windows code you'll need to contact Microsoft.
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October 30, 2012 5:53:09 PM

The invalid code is because you changed a major system component, the MB as it's now running in a VM. The OEM copies of Windows are tied to the platform they were installed on, while you can add another disc or increase RAM major changes such as MB or boot drive will force reactivation.
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November 1, 2012 1:56:33 AM

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November 1, 2012 3:30:04 AM

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