VM Ware importing old windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dimme, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. dimme macrumors 65816

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    I have a windows hard drive from a dead PC. I would like to make a VM from it but can't figure how to do it. I know VMware has a import program but it runs from windows. Any ideas???
     
  2. InfoTime macrumors 6502

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    I did this recently. Had a hard drive from a dead Gateway machine.

    VMware can set up a virtual machine from an image file, but not a regular hard disk and file system. I used Acronis True Image. Ghost works and so do a few others. I hooked up the drive using a USB adapter and created an image (a .tib file).

    Then I used the VMware converter program (free download) to transform that image into a VM. Worked great.
     
  3. dimme thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks I will give it atry this weekend. Did You run goast from a bootcamp partition or from Vmware?
     
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    I made a True Image image file from a hard disk from a dead PC.
     

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