That's what I though, but I have done it now to be sure.If you register this as admin, you should not need to copy/register every time you boot.
I run XP on both the host and the virtual machine.
VMware is 5.1 I think. Not the newest 5.2. Tried to install that yesterday but it came back with an error message that I had to remove my eval VMWorkstation to continue installation. Which I did not do :-)
Is the problem that I am not running RR?