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Offline Physical to Virtual machine conversion

Last response: in Applications
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??

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.