VM ware - creating ISO image

My pc is a Lennovo M72e and I have just downloaded VM ware trial version.  I want to create a VM machine so that I could replicate what I have on my C drive.  My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit.  But how do I create an ISO image of my OS.  My win 7 OS came with the machine and I have 2 recovery disks.  FYI, my pc is for home and a work from home outfit,  use only,  Thank u.
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Normally, I would suggest P2V'ing (using VMware Converter Standalone), but it's more than likely your Win7 OS is OEM (i.e. tied to your PC) so you won't be able to activate & is against MS licensing. What you should do is create a new Win7 VM using a different Windows license then configure the VM as your PC is.

Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You can use VMWare converter to convert your existing machine into a virtual machine. Download (free) available here: http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/overview.html

What do you mean exactly by 'replicate'? You want to run your Lenovo PC somewhere else in a VMWare player?
You can download and install vmware player which is completly free

After that download windows 7 enterprise version from ms website


Mounst the iso image in vmware player and install the o.s  ....you can test it for 90 days.

jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
Awesome answers, thank u so much.
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You're welcome :)
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