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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    virtualise my current win 7 install

    I currently dual boot ( theoretically - I can't remember last time I booted into windows).

    Question is is there a way of virtualising my current win 7 install so I can run in virtual box (or similar) if needed?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    United Kingdom
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: virtualise my current win 7 install

    It's possible. But it's not for the faint-hearted. And, of course, your hardware needs to be strong enough to do this (especially your RAM).

    The problem is that because of the drivers involved, once you virtualise your Windows, it is unlikely to boot normally. It is also possible to muck it up and trash your existing installation, so be sure to have full backups before you start.

    I am no expert in this area, but search for solutions in this forum and in Ask Ubuntu.
    Last edited by Paddy Landau; December 27th, 2012 at 11:38 AM.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Victoria, BC Canada

    Re: virtualise my current win 7 install

    I use Hyper-V and run Linux as a guest OS. I can run both the desktop and the server version of Ubuntu but management has to be done manually.
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  4. #4
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    Re: virtualise my current win 7 install

    You can use disk2vhd or depending on how good you are with such things you can take a clone of it and then clone it into a prepared virtual machine.

    However some aspects of that such as activation can provide stumbling blocks for some users.

    There is also this method

    Last edited by haqking; December 27th, 2012 at 01:39 AM.
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