How to create a Fusion VM from an image file?

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  1. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    I made an image of my Windows XP laptop drive using Macrium. I can see the image file there on one of my Mac Pro's internal drives, but Im not able to select in Fusion.. Is there a way to make a Fusion VM from this image? If not, how do I go about creating a VM from my laptops's HD? I'm using Fusion 2.6.
     
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    Let us know how you end up doing it! I've had success with converter from running systems, Ghost and Acronis images.

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  5. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    We do this all the time with fusion 3.01

    it comes with a migration tool which installs on the PC. Once installed you reboot and the pc brings up a screen with a 4 digit code. Fusion finds the pc, you enter the code and it creates the vm over the wire. Over a GBe network it moves pretty fast.
     
  6. akadmon thread starter macrumors 68010

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    Do you know if Fusion 2.x comes with the same migration tool?

    I'll give Converter a try. There is a video on the VMWare site that walks you through the entire process, though it seems to have been shot while Fusion was still in version 1.
     

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