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Windows 7: how to make Virtualization for entire XP computer

01 Jul 2014   #11
adamf

8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
Thanks Kari, to make it simple .....
Sorry Nuflia - my fault - I think you had your answer already. I'm interested in virtualisation and so do go off topic sometimes. I'll open another thread for that (once I can formulate it).


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01 Jul 2014   #12
Kari

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I take the blame, I went OT . Sorry.
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01 Jul 2014   #13
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thanks guys for the replies and help
i will try to make the virtual machine and let you know the results
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01 Jul 2014   #14
adamf

8.1 Pro x64
 
 

It will definitely work. Run the Disk2VHD and try it - we'll help - we have both done it and almost certainly others also.
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01 Jul 2014   #15
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adamf View Post
It will definitely work. Run the Disk2VHD and try it - we'll help - we have both done it and almost certainly others also.
thanks for the reply..
after using the Disk2vhd to make VHD, can i use VirtualBox to create the virtual machine
do i need the windows xp iso and keys to complete the virtualization
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01 Jul 2014   #16
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Make sure this special note applies.

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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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04 Jul 2014   #17
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
error using VirtualBox-4.3.12-93733-Win

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Yes. Using Disk2VHD, I have even virtualized a Windows XP Pro SP3 with lot of programs running on a VirtualBox virtual machine, then moved the VHD to another computer to be run on Virtual PC which in its turn runs on a Windows 7 virtual machine running on Windows 8 .
i have already used Disk2VHD but when i used VirtualBox-4.3.12-93733-Win to create the virtual machine but i got error message as per attached message


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04 Jul 2014   #18
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How-To Convert a VHDX to a virtual hard disk (VHD)

i used Disk2VHD , the created file was with the extension of VHDX
how can i convert it to VHD to be used with VirtualBox
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04 Jul 2014   #19
Kari

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As I mentioned earlier, the Disk2VHD creates virtual hard disks which are meant to run on Windows Virtual PC, although you should be able to run them also on VirtualBox.

I'll do some testing, will then post more.
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05 Jul 2014   #20
Kari

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Ok, had not used Disk2VHD in quite a long time. Tested now with various options.

First, to prepare the vhd to be run on Virtual PC:
how to make Virtualization for entire XP computer-2014-07-05_06h43_47.png
To make a VHD instead of VHDX:
how to make Virtualization for entire XP computer-2014-07-05_07h22_34.png
Try the above, deselecting VHDX to create a VHD instead. Resulted vhd file should run on VirtualBox. I will test it later today and post my findings.


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