Moving Windows Install to iMac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by yustas, May 19, 2011.

  1. yustas macrumors regular

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    Can someone clarify this for me: Can I use Parallels to move Windows install (including Windows OS and all installed apps) from a Dell machine to my new iMac? Here is a post that seems to be saying it is possible, but there is no clear consensus. Thanks.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Both Parallels Transporter and VMWare Converter can take a running Windows machine and make a VM out of it.

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  3. Quad5Ny, May 21, 2011
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  4. yustas thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am not sure I understand, why can't I use it for what I want to do?
     
  5. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Because if VMware & Parallels have software made to dump your existing drive and turn it into a VM. That would be the better choice. You have something that has been tested by those company's instead of a small utility.

    Try it out, I can't promise it will work though. I dumped a old laptop drive using disk2vhd and ran it in VirtualBox, it worked but I would get random BugCheck's (BlueScreens) from time to time.
     
  6. yustas thread starter macrumors regular

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    What is the name of that software? Are you talking about Parallels or some other program made by Parallels?
     
  7. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Did you read balamw's post?

     

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