How do I deploy an XP Virtual Machine (.vhd) to a physical drive?
Posted on 2009-07-16
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!