there is some enterprise backup software which allows the creation of a "bare metal" backup, I haven't done it but am lead to believe you can restore the image as a VM. however this software costs a minor fortune.
also if it's a VMWare VM there is a convertor tool which allows you to complete P2V conversions. you'll probably need another machine to store the image of the conversion.
the other way of collecting your "information" together would be to run the Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7
and more specifically the User State Migration Tool (USMT).
let us know how you get on.