Best virtual PC for this job.

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?
 

ayeying

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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.
 

MrBrekke

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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
 

balamw

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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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