I recently converted an XP desktop machine to an EXSI quad core xeon server using VMware convertor 4.01 and the desktop VM is now running slowly and freezes at times. I will re-try the conversion. Could folks give me their recommended method for P2V conversions. Should one run sysprep first on the physical desktop machine? Would it be better to use say...Acronis with universal restore to backup the machine and then restore it to the VM? What is the cleanest way to make the conversion that will give me the best performance. I really appreciate your time!