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imyouradmin
07-08-2010, 11:17 PM
I have an older computer running xp and I have a newer Windows 7 computer and want to run basically the older windows xp on the new computer but dont want to start over I have a lot of files and programs that I cant get back. How do I clone in a sence that hard drive and run it in a virtual machine and it actually boot on the new computer using vmware player? Please help

NYJimbo
07-08-2010, 11:27 PM
Well since you are obviously a tech as you noted in your introduction post, try this site:

www.howtoclonedrives.com (http://www.webhamster.com/)

Vicenarian
07-09-2010, 01:22 AM
So you want to make an image of the old xp computer, and run it as a virtual machine on your Windows 7 computer?

If so, this might be of interest?

http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/

I would imagine, by transferring between two very different sets of hardware, you will have to run a Repair Install (aka in-place upgrade) of XP once you get it running as a VM. Not positive on this, but yeah, hope it helps.