I had to do this.
Here are some links directly into the URLs accessed by the Workstation client in it’s inbuilt update mechanism. Sadly it’s the only way offered to update an install (other than download the full installer and do an over-the-top.) An isolated host is in trouble. Plus, the UI update process transmits a lot of data back to VMWare you may not be comfortable with.
Workstation 12.5.0 Update
Workstation 12.5.0 VMWare Tools for Linux Update
Workstation 12.5.0 VMWare Tools for Windows Update
Workstation 12.5.0 Update Metadata (not required)
Workstation 12.5.0 Packages/VMWare Tools Update Metadata (not required)
(stole some from http://tickcoupon.com/get-paragon-go-virtual-2015-free-license.html and http://www.pcworld.com/article/233299/paragon_go_virtual_64bit_version.html)
Paragon Go Virtual 2015 free license
Paragon Go Virtual 2015 is a virtualization software that allows you to create a virtual clone of your existing Windows system – including all of its applications and settings – in just a few clicks. With the help of Paragon Go Virtual 2015 free license, you can create a copy of your current system, Windows 7, or Windows 8 virtual machine VirtualBox, VMWare, and set it next to the new operating system Windows 10 (after the transition to it) to run older programs without compatibility issues.
- P2V Copy to migrate a Windows physical system to a virtual environment in the online mode.
- P2V Adjust to recover the startup ability after unsuccessful virtualization with a 3rd party tool.
- Create VD to create an empty virtual disk or with specific data of one of the supported virtualization vendors.
- Easy size setup for virtual disks with the partition auto-resize option.
- Disk file split for VMware to automatically cut the resulted virtual image to files of 2 GBs each.
- CPU: Intel Pentium or compatible, 300 MHz or higher processor;
- RAM: At least 128 MB;
- Disk space: 250 MB (During the installation additional free space (up to 1GB) will be required);
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP;
- Supports all popular desktop virtual machines, including Oracle Virtual Box 4, Microsoft Virtual PC, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, Parallels Workstation.
. On the specified e-mail address will come registration data (product key / user and serial number) and a link to download the program.
You can download the product by using the following link:
Try this free license if you miss out the giveaway:
[sociallocker]Product Key: PSG-415-PEE-PL-575989996
Serial Number: 5181F-4965D-06D74-965DB[/sociallocker]’
A lot of fuss is being made these days about disk image backups being rendered for virtual machines. Microsoft has actually integrated this ability into the latest versions of Windows, so simply creating one is no big deal. However, a program such as Paragon’s Go Virtual that will not only create them in Microsoft format, but in VMware and Oracle’s VirtualBox format as well, is rare and useful. VMware and VirtualBox have historically offered more features and have users/fans who simply do not wish to switch.
To use Go Virtual, you’ll need to get a product key and serial number from the company’s Web site. You’re sent there from one of the installation dialogs and the info is then e-mailed to you. Refreshingly, the checkboxes for receiving advertising email from the company are actually unchecked by default. There is a button on the main screen to upgrade to the company’s Virtualization Manager 2010 Professional, which adds the ability to create a virtual machine from plain Paragon drive image files, but Go Virtual should actually be enough for the average user.
Paragon Go Virtual uses a wizard to walk you through the image creation process: selecting the partitions to image, which format the image will be in, and where it will be saved. It also asks you some other questions such as what type of virtual hard drive you want it to mimic, IDE or SCSI, etc. Just accept the defaults and you’re good to go.
Go Virtual will also convert virtual machines it has already created between any of the three popular formats, you don’t have to waste time creating multiple images of the same partition. Note that the conversion process operates upon the existing VM; it doesn’t create a new one. Also, your virtual hard drive won’t be bootable unless it’s an image of an operating partition.
All in all, Go Virtual worked perfectly and is perfectly useful in its free incarnation. If you’re into VMs at all, it’s a download must.
Note: This software comes in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. This is the 64-bit version, which is for 64-bit PCs running a 64-bit OS. If your PC is running a different supported OS, please download the 32-bit version instead.
KMS keys (GVLK) for Windows Client and Server SKU’s
Vista, 7, 8, 8.1. Server 2008, Server 2008R2, Server 2012 R2.
KMS Client Keys gathered..
|Windows Vista Business||YFKBB-PQJJV-G996G-VWGXY-2V3X8|
|Windows Vista Business N||HMBQG-8H2RH-C77VX-27R82-VMQBT|
|Windows Vista Enterprise||VKK3X-68KWM-X2YGT-QR4M6-4BWMV|
|Windows Vista Enterprise N||VTC42-BM838-43QHV-84HX6-XJXKV|
|Windows 7 Professional||FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4|
|Windows 7 Professional N||MRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG|
|Windows 7 Professional E||W82YF-2Q76Y-63HXB-FGJG9-GF7QX|
|Windows 7 Enterprise||33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH|
|Windows 7 Enterprise N||YDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ|
|Windows 7 Enterprise E||C29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4|
|Windows 8 Professional||NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4|
|Windows 8 Professional N||XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ|
|Windows 8 Enterprise||32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7|
|Windows 8 Enterprise N||JMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQT|
|Windows 8.1 Professional||GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9|
|Windows 8.1 Professional N||HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY|
|Windows 8.1 Enterprise||MHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7|
|Windows 8.1 Enterprise N||TT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW|
|Windows Web Server 2008||WYR28-R7TFJ-3X2YQ-YCY4H-M249D|
|Windows Server 2008 Standard||TM24T-X9RMF-VWXK6-X8JC9-BFGM2|
|Windows Server 2008 Standard wo Hyper-V||W7VD6-7JFBR-RX26B-YKQ3Y-6FFFJ|
|Windows Server 2008 Enterprise||YQGMW-MPWTJ-34KDK-48M3W-X4Q6V|
|Windows Server 2008 Enterprise wo Hyper-V||39BXF-X8Q23-P2WWT-38T2F-G3FPG|
|Windows Server 2008 HPC||RCTX3-KWVHP-BR6TB-RB6DM-6X7HP|
|Windows Server 2008 Datacenter||7M67G-PC374-GR742-YH8V4-TCBY3|
|Windows Server 2008 Datacenter wo Hyper-V||22XQ2-VRXRG-P8D42-K34TD-G3QQC|
|Windows Server 2008 for Itanium Systems||4DWFP-JF3DJ-B7DTH-78FJB-PDRHK|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 Web||6TPJF-RBVHG-WBW2R-86QPH-6RTM4|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC edition||FKJQ8-TMCVP-FRMR7-4WR42-3JCD7|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard||YC6KT-GKW9T-YTKYR-T4X34-R7VHC|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise||489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter||74YFP-3QFB3-KQT8W-PMXWJ-7M648|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium||GT63C-RJFQ3-4GMB6-BRFB9-CB83V|
|Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Standard||D2N9P-3P6X9-2R39C-7RTCD-MDVJX|
|Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter||W3GGN-FT8W3-Y4M27-J84CP-Q3VJ9|
|Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials||KNC87-3J2TX-XB4WP-VCPJV-M4FWM|
Note: Sourced default KMS keys used for volume licensing editions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.. They can be used as product key when installing the OS in Enter the product key to activate windows. When you choose to automatically install a KMS client key (GVLK), VAMT will use these KMS keys.
Creds to http://woshub.com/publik-kms-keys-gvlk-for-windows-7-windows-server-2012-r2/ and a bloke’s blog I can’t remember :)