Offline Physical to Virtual machine conversion Tags: Enterprise Software Virtual Machine Hard Drives VMware Windows XP Apps Last response: May 29, 2012 1:37 AM in Applications Share Mattgaskell May 28, 2012 6:43:22 PM Hi all, I want to convert a Windows XP Pro machine into a VMware virtual machine/image so that i can install Windows 7 on a new machine and VMware Player and allow access to the "old XP machine" software. I can't boot this old XP machine, so i need to convert the hard drives into a virtual hard drive and machine somehow. Anyone got an idea?? Thanks More about : offline physical virtual machine conversion PhilFrisbie May 29, 2012 1:37:57 AM I don't know about VMWare Player, but VirtualBox can take a physical partition and boot it up as an image file. Or, there are tools that can copy a physical drive to a virtual drive; just search for that on Google or your favorite search engine. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBoot a Virtual Machine as a Physical Disk Forum Virtual machine with Physical Graphics card Forum SolvedHelp with virtual machine needed Forum SolvedHow long does it take to boot a virtual machine? Forum Offline physical HDD removed in Hyper - V ? Forum Solvedis RAID 0 recommended for a Windows Virtual Machine on a Macbook-Pro with two (2) Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB & what size stripe Forum SolvedHow many virtual machine I can run with this hardware ? Forum SolvedRun Virtual Machine as default OS Forum SolvedProblem creating Fedora 13 virtual machine on VM Ware Workstation 10 Forum SolvedHow to run Linux USB on Virtual Machine ? Forum SolvedVirtual Machine Ware Workstation Question Forum SolvediPhone/iPod Virtual Machine Forum SolvedVirtual machine software Forum SolvedDesktop for Gaming & virtual machine test lab Forum SolvedCan you run a Virtual Machine off a separate HDD or SDD than your OS? Forum Hide home network from Virtual Machine network - someone can use my VM but can't browse my home computers Forum SolvedRegarding virtual machines and antivirus tools Forum 2 gigs RAM but 1 Physical and One Virtual Forum No Virtual CD/DVD Drives Are Mounting. Physical Drive Works Fine. Forum Physical CD / DVD drive not accessible after virtual drive install Forum More resources Read discussions in other Applications categories Graphics Internet Applications Multimedia Office Security CAD Distributed Computing Drivers Enterprise Software Firmware Programming Photoshop Skype Wordpress !