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backup / restore windows 2008 Server -- VMWare to regular machine

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I currently have a windows 2008 Server running on VMWare and want to install to a non-VMWare regular machine.

I assume I can just do a regular windows 2008 Server backup and then restore onto a non-VMWare regular machine ?
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Yes, that sounds correct. Do this will delete the Vmware partitions and install a fresh installation of Windows Server.

Just boot with your Windows DVD and start the normal process.

Make sure your backup is on external media
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Hi,

This will work for data on your server.  But for applications and the settings in Windows a simple backup and restore won't work very well.

VMWare has a guide outlining the steps:
VMWare V2P Guide

Good Luck
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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You can, but you will need to change the storage adaptor, or you are likely to get a BSOD.

Often, if you perform a repair after Restore, this will fix the issue.

Or use a Bare Metal option with Universal Restore from Third Party e.g. Acronis with Universal Restore.
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Acronis is an excellent suggestion!

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