Best virtual PC for this job.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lPHONE, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. lPHONE macrumors 6502a

    lPHONE

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    My buddy wants to transfer his Windows XP data to his new Intel iMac. We're talking about an exact clone- Accounts, programs, network settings, desktop screen saver

    Which program is the least painless for his type of operation?
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Parallels and VMWare Fusion offer that service. You'll be running it in a virtual machine though and not native. Not sure how you migrate a native system.
     
  3. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    if it is to run natively he need to create a custom made xp install dvd with all his settings and files. there is ways to make that work fine. just google around a bit
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Google VMWare Converter. You can run it within the existing XP system and create your image to an external drive or network drive.

    Dunno if Parallels offers a similar P2V solution, but you should be able to import a VMWare VM.

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