Using Contract Tools on a Virtual Machine

To activate or begin a trial of Contract Tools, Windows, Word, and Contract Tools must be installed on real hardware, not on a virtual machine. Examples of virtual machine software include Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Hyper‑V, Parallels Desktop, and VMware Fusion.

If you believe you’re using real hardware, but an alert message about virtual machines appears when you try to activate or begin a trial of Contract Tools, make sure that Hyper‑V is disabled on your computer.

To disable Hyper‑V:
  1. Open Control Panel and choose Programs > Turn Windows features on or off.

  2. Open Hyper‑V, and then open Hyper‑V Platform.

  3. Deselect the Hyper‑V Hypervisor checkbox.

  4. Restart your computer.

If you need to use Contract Tools on a virtual machine, email to learn about deployment options.

To learn about trying Contract Tools, see Trying Contract Tools. To learn about activating Contract Tools, see Activating Contract Tools. To learn about other Contract Tools prerequisites, see Prerequisites for Installing Contract Tools.