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Windows 7: Is there a way to make my current Windows 7 OS as a virtual machine?

26 Oct 2011   #1

 
Is there a way to make my current Windows 7 OS as a virtual machine?

I'm currently building a Server as well as in the market to snag a new laptop. How would I go about making my computer a virtual machine so that I could port over to my new gig.

Reason for this is that eventually I would love to get myself more "Organized" with where I keep important documents versus random crap. Stored all over my various machines.

Any ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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26 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

This may be germane:
How to create a Virtual machine from a Macrium image backup (ImgToVHD, VHD)

You may want to check into licensing information. I'm no expert on that.
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28 Oct 2011   #3

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
Vmware stand alone vm converter will do this for you. Acronis Universal backup and restore will also work.

This process is relatively simple - called P2V (Physical to Virtual conversion). The REVERSE (V2P Virtiual to physical) process is similar but a bit more complex since you need real hardware drivers).

Cheers
jimbo
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