Converting a Windows XP workstation to a Vmware appliance
Posted on 2011-03-09
I want to ask if anyone has had experience converting an existing Windows XP workstation to a virtual appliance and then running it within Windows 7 after the workstation has been upgraded. I have some users with legacy applications they won't let go of and dual-boot will not give them concurrent, real time access to both the new OS and their Windows XP workstation and this seemed to me to be a viable solution for the moment.
I'd have to install a licensed version of Vmware Workstation since the hardware workstation to virtual appliance converter doesn't create appliances that are compatible with the free Vmware Player.
Any thoughts or advice?