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Windows 7: Help restoring Windows 7 in Virtualbox

07 May 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit (Virtualbox)
Help restoring Windows 7 in Virtualbox


I used VMWare to convert my physical machine (Windows 7 Home 64 bit on HP laptop) to a virtual machine, and converted it to a Virtualbox image. Then I Wiped my HDD, and installed Linux mint, and now I run windows in the VM when it's needed.

I've got some annoying antivirus software that I can't seem to get uninstalled, along with some other software on there that was present before I converted the physical hard drive to a virtual machine image. I'd like to do some kind of system restore from within virtualbox to have a clean fresh Win7 install.

Naturally, I don't have a Win7 ISO since it came with the computer, but I do have the HP recovery tool (from USB) available to me.
I would highly prefer to not wipe my harddrive to install Windows 7 just to reconvert to a VM afresh, then reinstall Linux and all that.

Is this that I'm asking even possible?


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