Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to mneonew)
When you use a Bootcamp installed Windows you are not reinstalling another copy of Windows when you access Windows from within Fusion. Windows thinks it has been installed again on different hardware when you do this but all it takes is a call to the automated Microsoft licensing line. You will be presented the number when you try to activate Windows from within Fusion. You will still only have one installation of Windows accessable natively or from within Fusion so only one license is required.
Keep in mind that Windows 8 is not supported in a Bootcamp partition.
Detailed instructions on how to use a Bootcamp installed Windows from Fusion is included on the Fusion site.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 1:52 PM (in response to BobTheFisherman)
When I do this, will Windows be activated on both the VM and on Boot Camp?
so: Windows is now activated on Boot Camp. I go to VMware and activate it there with a phone call. Then I want to go back to Boot Camp. Will Windows then again need reactivation?
I ask this since I would like to work in VMware most of the time, but occasionally it will happen that I need all the processing and RAM power my macbook retina has got to give.