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Clone/ghost virtual machine (Windows XP Pro)

Hi Experts.  I am using a Windows 2008 R2 server as a hyper-v server while we construct our true virtual environment (VMWare) later in the year.  I have a virtual machine running on the hyper-v now and rather than go through the process of building another virtual machine, I thought I would ask how I could image/copy/virtual ghost/etc the existing virtual machine.  I appreciate your help.
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Paul SolovyovskyCommented:
If you want to bring into a virtual environment you can use vmware standalone converter.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So what you are doing now is not wasted because you can use either VMware Standalone Converter later to convert to VMware.

http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/

Check out my fellow experts Bestway's article here

For the conversion steps, read Bestway's article.

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

or another product

Starwind v2v converter

http://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter
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samiam41Author Commented:
Thanks for the help guys!

I split the points 50/50 because the first answer covered a lot of what I was looking for but the second answer gave me the material to implement that software.

-Aaron
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samiam41Author Commented:
If anyone wants to contribute to a second question I had on virtual servers.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Applications/Virtual_Server/Q_26985314.html
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