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Windows virtual machine prompts activation every time it is started

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

Windows virtual machine prompts for activation key every time it is started.

Resolution

  • Manually remove the script that interferes with Windows activation:

The detailed description can be found in Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 312295.

NOTE: If you have Boot Camp based virtual machine, please refer to the KB 9703.

  • Make a Phone Activation with Microsoft:

The steps are described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 950929.




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