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Convert windows 2000 to vhd for Hyperv

I want to convert an old OS (windows 2000) to a vhd so I can use it on my new server.

Any ideas.
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Daniel Forrester
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Daniel Forrester
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wolfcamelCommented:
I use storage craft shadow protect.
I make an image file of the old drive
then I boot into hyperv and boot off my shadow protect usb/cd, and do a restore of the image, with the option of fixing changed hardware.
2000 may still pose a problem (as I had to do this with a windows 95 box a while ago), you may need to boot from a win2000 cd and do a repair in order to fix drivers.
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Daniel ForresterDirectorAuthor Commented:
What file type do you convert the file system to when creating an image? I'm currently installing windows 2000 as a guest operating system in hyper v, once this is done I was going to restore a backup file I've created, won't this mean I'll have to reinstall certain applications, this machine currently runs oracle.
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setasoujiroCommented:
Normally not. Essentially youre doing a bare Metal recovery.
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Daniel ForresterDirectorAuthor Commented:
ok well I'll see how that goes.
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setasoujiroCommented:
Another product You could use is acronis To make An image and restore that To An emtpy vm
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millardjkCommented:
You can use Microsoft's tools (part of VMM, not hyper-v) for P2V; it can be done with the offline migration mode.
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Daniel ForresterDirectorAuthor Commented:
I ended up doing a clean install of windows 2000 and restoring from backup, worked perfectly, just had to make network changes, thanks for your help.
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