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Re: [Xen-devel] "Bounties" on XEN to Windows2000 support

Pete Taphouse wrote:

Basically it comes down to the fact that Windows activation is based on
hardware signatures.  Running over an open-source virtual machine this
is not a meaningful thing to do.  To get XP working over Xen I basically
had to bypass the activation mechanisms.  I know of no easy technical
enforcement mechanism to prevent on copy of XP being run an arbitrary
number of times.

did you discuss the possibility of simple USB security fobs? as the base for the activation key? These devices are readily available for lockware and it seems to me this could be easily adapted to this application. Think of it as a fundraiser for the xen project.


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