Ticket #1751 (new enhancement)
Allow SMBIOS information to be copied from host
|Reported by:||rlndkfmn||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 1.6.2||Keywords:||smbios oem activation windows xp|
Please see this thread: < http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=3224>, in particular the original message from user disz and the one at Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:53 pm.
In short the request is to add functionality to copy the SMBIOS information from the host to be reflected in the guest machine.
Use case: One prefers for instance Linux as the main operating system. The machine was however originally delivered with Windows, including some software that is desirable to run. Dual-booting is considered cumbersome. This problem could be solved by running the software in a virtualized, seamless Windows guest, but this requires that the OEM version has access to the correct SMBIOS information in order to not fail activation.