P2V from Se7en to VirtualBox


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.