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How to deploy a vmware image (vmx or OVA)to a physical PC

Posted on 2008-10-22
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I have Vmware workstation and I created a vista sp1 image using vmware(.vmx file). Is it possible to deploy this Image to a physical PC.
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You normally can't do this but you can use a product such as Norton Ghost to image the virtual machine guest OS and restore to physical hardware using the restore anywhere feature
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Finally figured it out. You can use VM ware to create a universal Image

1. configure the /vmware image will al necessary software
2. Copy drivers to a folder called D
3. execte setdevicepath.exe c:\d
3b. delete pnf drivers
4. set the vmware>setting>>>bios config to boot fromcd
5. Put in a bootable acronis backup and deploy
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