Converting Windows 7 image to vm

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by sharjohn, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. sharjohn

    sharjohn

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    I have an iMac with two internal hdd's. One is committed to Lion the other to windows 7 running under boot camp. I am new to Parallels and it seems to be running just fine. I have no problems running Mac and windows at the same time. My question relates to windows. I made an image of my windows 7 partition and the system reserve partition using a program called Macrium Reflect and have placed that image on an external hd. It was suggested that if I wanted to test the image to make sure it is ok, I could convert it to a vm.

    Can I do this? Can I have more than one vm? If I need to convert it to a vm, will it convert the windows 7 partition and the system reserve? Can you please advise what I can do and how to do it?
     
  2. SakibS

    SakibS

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    You have to install parallel and convert the Image to VM. You don't need to install more than one VM. You can do it under parallel.

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  3. YanaYana

    YanaYana Parallels Support

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    You can have more than one VM - but you need to clarify what particular vm is supposed to be created from an image file using which application? and i am not sure what extension is your image file?

    You can make a backup VM using parallels - to migrate all BootCamp partition to the VM and keep it as a backup. You can do this from the file manu - Import Boot Camp
     

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