For what its worth. I forced myself to install Windows 7 on to my MacBook Pro. Of course into a boot camp partition. But as I like MacOS but once in a while have to use a Windows software, I usually boot it with VMWare. So I went through all the activation rubbish back and forth and so far it looked ok.
Now I'm on travel on a aiprort, fired up VMWare to do something and, there you go. Microsoft distrust its honest customers. The customers who paid like 700US$ for the full blown software. They get punished because they buy their crap.
I should really sue Microsoft for slander! They have still not learned that people can use a Mac and boot from disk or via VMWare (which makes the hardware look to be changed all the time).