Solved

Virutalise XP Pro box onto Vista box

Posted on 2008-06-16
3
352 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Hi

I'd like an XP Home and XP Pro box I've got running as a virtual machine under Vista Ultimate.  There is a lot of software on the XP boxes that is too complex to move to Vista.  A VM clone seems ideal.

I tried using the VMWare Converter, and ran across permission problems when it tried to connect to the XP Home box - the /ADMIN$ share

It seems that the boot CD option (which you need a $300 license for) is the easy way.. then I can clone my linux box as well.

Question:  Is there a simple way to clone boxes...??  I don't care if I run VMWare or Microsoft emulator.

Many thanks
0
Comment
Question by:nzscott
3 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:whoajack
ID: 21799629
Physical-to-Virtual without VMWare is not that easy. There is a free toolset for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, but it isn't always straightforward.

Why don't you just build a new virtual machine from scratch? It will be easy to always transport it around once you have it created.

Just reinstall the apps onto it. Will take less time than it will take you to research the physical-to-virtual workaround.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
JasonSTL739 earned 500 total points
ID: 21804234
Using VMware convertor is definitely the way to go.  Are you sure you have the latest copy of it?  Are you running it locally on the machine you are actually trying to virtualize?
0
 

Author Comment

by:nzscott
ID: 21806895
Many thanks Jason and Whoajack.

I'm now using VMWare convertor locally on the target machine to get the image..then copying the file to the Vista box and running under VMWare.

Cheers

NZScott.
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Near realtime alert if SQL Server services stop. 20 73
Esxi management service 10 54
vmdk greater than 2TB 2 58
How to Shrink a VMware VMDK 4 73
HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5), Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots. From Download, Checking Media, to Completed Installation.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
Teach the user how to use create log bundles for vCenter Server or ESXi hosts Open vSphere Web Client: Generate vCenter Server and ESXi host log bundle:  Open vCenter Server Appliance Web Management interface and generate log bundle: Open vCenter Se…
This video shows you how to use a vSphere client to connect to your ESX host as the root user. Demonstrates the basic connection of bypassing certification set up. Demonstrates how to access the traditional view to begin managing your virtual mac…

823 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question