P2V from Se7en to VirtualBox

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    Here’s how you can virtualize you physical workstation running Windows 7 into a VirtualBox virtual machine.


    A physical workstation running Microsoft Windows 7.

    The (free) VMware vCenter Converter utility.

    An external storage to put your VM’s image on.
    Either a network share or an external storage (USB disk, USB thumb…).

    VirtualBox running on your host machine. I used VirtualBox 3.2.6 on Mac OS X 10.6.4.

    Virtual Machine creation

    On your physical workstation:

    Now you have a bunch of files on your external storage. Those are the VM’s disk.

    Virtual Machine run

    On your VirtualBox host machine:

    Tada !!!

    Now, install the VirtualBox guest tools.

    You can also export the VM with VirtualBox to get single disk image.