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create VM set up on cloned drive

  1. #1


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    create VM set up on cloned drive


    Hiyya Shawn now I have just upgraded to 8 using my 7 settings on a couple of my machines. Is it possible to put back the original 7 SSD drive - clone it to a spare drive and then create the VM set up on that cloned drive using the upgraded drive? I would of course remove the original 7 drive and just use the clone.

    Sorry a bit convoluted and if I have to I'll just get an OEM 8 to install if what I have cannot be done.

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello John,

    Trying to clone it like that may not work to well.

    If you like, you could get a Windows 7 ISO from the link below for the Windows 7 you own a product key for, and use the ISO to create the VM with.
    Afterwards, you could copy any data from the original 7 to the VM 7.

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Ok Shawn I was aiming a bit high I guess (and a bit lazy LOL!!) I'll do that instead.
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create VM set up on cloned drive
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