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What is a good tool to convert physical Windows machines to vm's for ESX 5?
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Use VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0

If you concentrate on the first link, I show a Tutorial with Step by Step Instructions, with Screenshots on how to complete your first P2V (just ignore the Sync changes option, but you might want to do that also!)

here are my EE Articles

HOW TO:  Synchronize changes when completing a P2V or V2V with VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1


HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1


HOW TO: Improve the transfer rate of a Physical to Virtual (P2V), Virtual to Virtual Conversion (V2V) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0
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