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Interesting. I didn't know it was even possible without converting the native OS to a VM Image.

Do you have a link to the information for doing it in Virtual PC?
Edited by PapaSmurf - 3/24/11 at 5:03pm
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Interesting. I didn't know it was even possible without converting the native OS to a VM Image.

Do you have a link to the information for doing it in Virtual PC?
That's actually a lot easier to do - at least in Virtual PC 2007. No idea if you can do it in Windows Virtual PC. You just need to run Virtual Disk Wizard and when you reach the screen with Virtual Hard Disk Options, select Linked to a hard disk (Advanced). Never tried it myself but I know some folks who did it with a bunch of drives (Windows Home Server guest on Windows XP/7 host). Awful speeds, though.

No idea if you can just use the install as is given the virtual computer has different "hardware".
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That's my whole point. You can setup any partition or drive to place the Virtual Machine on. We knew that all along (been doing it for years). But that isn't the question. The questions is running an existing native OS installation on Drive 2 in a VM from another OS installed on Drive 1.
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
That's my whole point. You can setup any partition or drive to place the Virtual Machine on. We knew that all along (been doing it for years). But that isn't the question. The questions is running an existing native OS installation on Drive 2 in a VM from another OS installed on Drive 1.
Well, sysprep might do the trick. Caveat, you probably won't be able to natively boot from the drive after that. There are people who have blogged about converting old OS installs to VHD and are using those images in VPC. Might be worth checking to see if they did anything special with those images to get them working in virtual environments. The processor usually isn't an issue. It seems the critical part is the HDD controller.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 3/24/11 at 9:03pm
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