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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pro 32bit disk2vhd image not working with virtual box/pc

29 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and lower
Windows 7 Pro 32bit disk2vhd image not working with virtual box/pc

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to make a copy of a workstation (Win7 Pro 32bit) and run it on virtual box or virtual pc. The image has been created with disk2vhd and the image strangly works with hyper-v, but when I use virtual box or virtual pc I get a bsod.

Does someone know how I can make this work voor virtual box/pc?

Thank you in advance.


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09 Dec 2013   #2

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there.

Are you actually creating a VM from your PHYSICAL machine (P2V).

Ensure you have the LATEST version of VBOX. Fiddling around with APIC settings too might help.

Forget Virtual PC though - it's now deprecated - use VMware player (free) instead if you need an alternate to HYPER-V or VBOX -- in this case you'll need the FREE VMWARE converter tool.



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15 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro

For security reasons it is another reason to use virtual box or VMware player.

I love VMware player and never have an issue with it:

VMware player:

VMware conversions tool:

VMware vCenter Converter: P2V Virtual Machine Converter | United States
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22 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and lower

Thank you for both of your replies!

It seems that inside virtual box the vhd that you import is automatically added as an SATA disk. When I removed it from sata and added it as an IDE device, it all worked. I'm really glad that I don't have to go to Virtual PC. I wasn't aware of a free VMware alternative. Maybe I'm going to check there product sometime.

Thanks again for the help!
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