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i want convert my Computer to esxi and use virtual pc. How?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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You will need to use a free software tool called "VMware Converter".

please see my EE Articles, for downloads and help.

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.0

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

Please note you WILL NEED valid licenses for the virtual machine. If you existing physical license is OEM, e.g. supplied with the hardware, you will need to obtain a replacement license, as migrating o a virtual machine my cause it to break license Activation

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) versions

Note: Physical-to-virtual hard drive migration of a Windows installation is a valid function for customers with Software Assurance and full retail copies of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Software Assurance provides users valuable benefits—please contact Microsoft Corporation for further information. Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 installed by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) using OEM versions of these products may not be transferred to a virtual hard drive in accordance with Microsoft licensing terms.

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415


http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/A_3721-Can-I-transfer-my-OEM-version-of-Windows-to-another-PC.html

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28950405/Virtual-Machine-XP-license-problems.html#a41642367

there is an EE Question here, on this very subject of OEM conversions!

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28950405/Virtual-Machine-XP-license-problems.html#a41642367

and two EE Articles

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/A_3721-Can-I-transfer-my-OEM-version-of-Windows-to-another-PC.html
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