VMWare Virtual Disk to Windows Virtual Machine

Can you use windows 7's virtual machine with a VMwares virtual disk? Is there a program that will convert the VMWare files into a single virtual disk that the windows virtual machine can use?
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rpmcclyAsked:
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
Yes, you can use StarWind V2V converter http://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
a nice toolset to get is the vhd2vmdk and vmdk2vhd available here
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rpmcclyAuthor Commented:
I tried Starwind but looks like I have to register...and tried the vhd2vmdk but couldn't find the download,

any ideas?
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rpmcclyAuthor Commented:
ok found the vmdk2vhd but when I try to open the vmdk it says not a valid vmdk file?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
Starwind's converter requires registration only but it is free. As soos you register you will get a link to download it.
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rpmcclyAuthor Commented:
I already have the vhd2vmdk but it says the vmdk file is corrupt. The file uses multiple vmdk files so do I need to combine them into one first?
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subhashchyCommented:
I would  Boot up the Vmware guest system and then using sysinternals disk2vhd tool convert the guest disk into a VHD (i think MS hypervisor use this format).



From technet site.

Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows' Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted).


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
Here is step by step for Starwind convert http://www.sysprobs.com/convert-vmware-virtual-pc-2007-vmdk-vhd-starwind

You need to merge all snapshots and remove the VMtools before converting
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rpmcclyAuthor Commented:
Pretty straight forward
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