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Reinstalling Virtual XP - simply copy onto new hard disk?
My hard disk is dying but I am getting a replacement on Monday. I've backed up all the data I can, so it will be tedious but possible. The computer runs Windows 7 Ultimate, and I had a virtual XP machine to run some old programs. I have read here:
Virtual XP Machine - Copy
that you can make a working copy of the VM file. It would be fantastic if I could just copy this over to the new hard disk - presumably it would mean I wouldn't have to reinstall all the programs?
Is this possible, and if so, how do I transfer it? Do I have to install the Virtual XP machine first onto the new hard disk? Or just copy over the files as is, without renaming?
Advice gratefully received!
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