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Moving ESXi V5 from USB to HD

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 I have setup ESXi V5 on a 4GB USB Flash Drive and OS boots from there.
 This setup created a problem working with Belkin 8 Port PS2/USB Combo KVM Switch.
 Basically the OS fails to boot from the Flash Drive while the USB cable is connected between the file server and KVM switch. So I am using separate set of USB keyboard and mouse for this server.

  Looking back, I should have just installed ESX V.5 on the hard drive instead of USB Flash drive.
  Is there an easy way to install ESXi on the hard drive leaving existing virtual machines intact?

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