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V2P Conversion (Windows System on VMWare ESX 5.1 to Bare Metal Restore)

Posted on 2014-11-22
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This is a V2P Question, not a P2V!

I need a solution that will take a Windows 7 VM on ESX 5.1 and convert it to a bare metal system.  I had the fortune of doing the reverse - a P2V - just before my hardware crashed on my laptop. So, now I have my laptop in a VM on ESX.  I just acquired the same hardware that crashed and I'd like to find a cheap and hopefully easy way to do it.

I've looked at a few expensive options that cost more than my laptop, hopefully there is a cheaper way.
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by:Vishalnarse
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Hi,

Neither Converter, nor any other VMware product, currently supports going from a virtual machine to a physical machine.  
 
VMware provides a guide for performing V2P migrations, at  http://www.vmware.com/support/v2p/ .
 
Note: The technical note and sample configurations for performing a virtual to physical conversion are provided for information only .
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Migrating to a Physical Machine, e.g. V2P, requires commercial software.

from Acronis, Platespin, Storagecraft, and Vision Solutions If you want an automated solution Acronis products with Universal Restore, is the cheapest option..

If you want to complete it manually see the example here

http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/virtual-to-physical-conversions-v2p/

(it does not matter it's Hyper-V)
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by:McKnife
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No, that needs no commercial tool, any backup solution is able to do that, even windows own image backup.
If the restored image bluescreens "000007b" on start because it might no longer have the driver for the hard drive controller, you will have to insert that driver. Can be done manually, but is easily done with http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/ and its option --addDriver
Drive snapshot offers to download a fully functional trial that needs no installation. Simply restore the image of the VM to the physical hard drive.
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No, that needs no commercial tool, any backup solution is able to do that, even windows own image backup.
If the restored image bluescreens "000007b" on start because it might no longer have the driver for the hard drive controller, you will have to insert that driver. Can be done manually, but is easily done with http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/ and its option --addDriver
Drive snapshot offers to download a fully functional trial that needs no installation. Simply restore the image of the VM to the physical hard drive.
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by:netbones
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Thank you everyone. All comments were helpful and I'm glad this didn't turn into a P2V or "Why don't you leave it as a VM" discussion!
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