Convert Physical Machines to Virtual Machines

Discuss about portable apps that run under Win32 emulation on non-Windows OS eg. WINE.
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AlephX
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Convert Physical Machines to Virtual Machines

#1 Post by AlephX » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:46 am

http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/

Is it interesting?
Use the intuitive wizard-driven interface of VMware Converter to convert your physical machines to virtual machines. VMware Converter quickly converts Microsoft Windows based physical machines and third party image formats to VMware virtual machines. It also converts virtual machines between VMware platforms. Automate and simplify physical to virtual machine conversions as well as conversions between virtual machine formats with VMware Converter.
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#2 Post by AlephX » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:56 am

The Download requires a registration... :?
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#3 Post by portackager » Thu May 03, 2007 10:51 am

I didn't input anything in the reg and It let me download.

So let me get this straight does it mean you can convert/copy your current drive/physical machine where windows is to a vmware virtual machine? If so that's really cool
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#4 Post by portackager » Thu May 03, 2007 10:57 am

Are you sure it's portable?
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#5 Post by alanbcohen » Thu May 03, 2007 12:27 pm

Might be - if it worked consistently. I couldn't get it to work with a hardware vendor-installed copy of WinXPHome on an Acer laptop.

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#6 Post by CrazyJohnny » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:52 am

VMware is, unfortunately, far from portable... Too bad.

WM converter is really interesting, but what I would really like is for a way to load vms on to PCs.

THAT, would be sweet! ;)

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Re: Convert Physical Machines to Virtual Machines

#7 Post by copc » Wed May 28, 2014 11:16 am

I think, back 2008 you wont find suitable tools to make P2V.
Now a day it is possible to create not only P2V, V2P and also booting virtual directly to real machine just using freeware tools like virtualbox, disk2vhd, grub4dos, IMG_XP_80.exe. It works at least for me to create like portable nlited xp.vhd or w7starter.vhd.
Here is some idea easy to follow to create it.

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