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How do I deploy an XP Virtual Machine (.vhd) to a physical drive?

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I have spent quite a while tweaking Microsoft XP Pro inside of "Microsoft Virtual Server".  Of course the "harddrive" is a .vhd file.  How do I deploy the .vhd file to a physical system (physical harddrive)?  

I have attempted to use Norton Ghost 14 to save an image, and try to restore from the image.  That sort of worked....I am getting the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) - I don't see the error because the computer restarts too quickly.

I have even used sysprep on the OS, ran Ghost, restored, and got the BSOD again.

I suspect it has something to do with the "virtual hardware" vs. the "physical hardware" doesn't match up, so XP bombs....

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for reading!
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hi,
Yes, you are right. The virtual hardware is quite different than the physical hardware. The virtual hardware is Standard to the Virtual PC. What you can do is you create an image of the VHD using norton ghost and then apply that image to the physical system as you have done earlier but after that do a repair install using Windows Xp CD so that hardware is redetected. This ways your tweaking and settings will be there for you.  
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