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Hi Experts,

Im not able to do a successful P2V of a laptop which has windows 7 32bit.

I want to do a P2V to an esx host.

I used - VMWare Converter 5, Plateslip, Acronis, and the last i used P2V2V

http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/information-technology/windows-7-p2v-for-esxvmware-workstation/

I get a blue screen and it does not work.

Please give me your expert adivce

Thanks
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Hi

First there is no vConverter 5, the last version is 4.3
Second on ESX 4.0 Windows 7 was only running as experimental, so this can be an issue when P2V to this version

This is my article for P2V Windows

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_3639-VMware-vConverter-P2V-for-Windows-Servers.html

Hope this can help

Jail
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You need to upgrade your ESX to latest build using Virtual Center update manager, the first buil of VSphere 4.0 didn't support Windows 7.

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Im using th new build 4.0 332073

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Hi

Build from witch VMware Software? Do not know that build.

Like I said to perform a P2V on a Windows 7 you need the last vConverter, and also the VMware vSphere 4.0 did not support Windows 7

Jail
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you can try a live p2v using the vcenter convertor. you can import this system. but first you need to disable the firewall on windows 7 and any other antivirus applications running in windows 7. This is because a convertor agent will try to install on the running windows 7 machine. you can also do a guided consolidation to check if the system can be converted. it should take max 1 hr for a guided consolidation to give you the result. if it gives a positive result then be sure that a p2v can be done.
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disable the windows firewall from services. services.msc can be launched from run.
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@prak_seafarer if you check my article that I have added above, all the tasks is added to P2V. The tasks for pre and pos P2V

Jail
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