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Free Conversion tool from RUNNING machine to vmware VM


jimbo45

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I have made a lot of VM's over the past 10 or more years but have never tried to make one from a running machine I read somewhere that you end up having problems with some of the drivers not being recognized and you have to disable some of them ( ie sound card ) and a quick question do you have to put in another windows key to register it
 

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Hi there

Actually it didn't ask me for a new key --Office did though - but in any case just activate by phone if you get problems - just say you've got a "New" computer don't mention it's a VM - Ms have only just begun to understand about VM's now !!!--won't work for OEM versions though.

Windows activation seems quite strange -- I've changed a MOBO and not had problems having to activate -- then I've added a DVD writer and it has requested activation -- the wonders of Ms. !!!

If you CLONE a VM do it AFTER activation otherwise you have to go through the whole process again.

Note a VM is a separate machine so you can't really use the HOST and the VM on the same Windows licence unless it's a VL copy.

Ms is quite reasonable with W7 -- just say you were trying W8 / W10 out and you are "going back" to W7 but your backup failed so you are re-installing again !!!!!.

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jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)