Converting an ESX virtual Machine to a Hyper-V virtual machine

I running ESX 5.5-U2 and Hyper-V 2012 R2 and I'm looking for the best way to clone the ESX machine for use in Hyper-V
I don't want to migrate and convert, I just need a copy of it on the Hyper-V box.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The correct method is Migration using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter,

Please see my EE articles, step, by step instructions with screenshots

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE to Hyper-V -  Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1

HOW TO: Convert a physical server or virtual server (P2V/V2V) to Microsoft Hyper-V using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1

 but if you do not want to do that, then just manually copy the virtual machine disks and files, using WinSCP or Datastore browser to your workstation.

but this will be a VMware Virtual machine, not converted or modified for Hyper-V. I'm not sure what you would then do with a VMDK file ?

see here

VMware ESX/ESXi Backup Guide

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wannabecraigAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I just mean clone. to take a copy of the machine, rather than migrating it not to copy the VMDK files.

Also, do I need to uninstall VMware tools from the source ESX VM before conversion?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Virtual Machine converter will do this for you.
wannabecraigAuthor Commented:
I know I closed this off but when I go to power on the new Hyper-V server I get the attached error Power on Error
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