Sep 21, 2011, 10:38 AM
Converting VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine to Parallels
I have downloaded Parallels7 to install on my MAC. I presently have a VMWare Fusion virtual machine running Windows 7. Is there a way to convert to Parallels 7 without having to reinstall windows 7 and reinstall my windows programs currently running on Fusion? Ib believe this is possible going from Parallels to Fusion, but I am new (and excited) about using parallels 7.
Sep 21, 2011, 11:41 AM
Yes you can convert your VMWare image to parallels. Two simple steps:
Originally Posted by MalvinS
1. Make sure that the VMWare image file is not split into 2 GB files (check setting under VMWare)
2. Select Open in Parallels (after step 1 is complete) and open the VMWare machine. A virtual machine conversion will start automatically.
That is it. I just converted a 320 GB Windows 7 install from VMWare 3.1 to Parallels 7. It took some time, but everything worked perfect.
Sep 21, 2011, 02:01 PM
Great Relief - Converting from Fusion
Thanks so much for your response. I breath a sigh of relief. To reinstall windows 7 and programs was giving me anxiety.
Aug 10, 2012, 05:03 AM
What about VMWare machines that are physical?
I have a 256GB partition converted into a VMWave Fusion machine.
Can I convert this into Parallels? I am quite unhappy with freezing every few seconds and other issues in VMWare and I was considering moving to ||
If I didn't like || can I convert it back to VMWare?
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