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How do you copy and run a W2008 R2 x64 Ent Hyper-V virtual server to a Win7 Pro x64 laptop?

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How do you copy and run a W2008 R2 x64 Ent Hyper-V virtual server to a Win7 Pro x64 laptop?

I've had problems with Microsoft Virtual PC being able to launch the .VHD file.  It just gets stuck in a loop.

Alternately I've run the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone to try to convert it to run under VMWare Server, which is a fairly decent free product.  But I'm having problems adding the converted server into the Web console to start it up.
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I have had success with Sun virtualbox, in the past with something similar to this.
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What issue are you having adding the server to web console?
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Windows Virtual PC does not support 64-bit guest OS.
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I ended up using VMWare's vCenter Converter Standalone free conversion utility to convert the Hyper-V .vhd file to VMWare Server's .vmdk format.
Note:  vCenter Converter is VERY slick and has a lot of features for a free product.

Then I added a Datastore in VMWare server so that I could "Add Virtual Machine to Inventory" on the console and start it up.

The other options and info are appreciated too.

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmserver2.pdf
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I basically went a slightly different direction by moving off of Microsoft's .vhd file format and onto VMWare Server.
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