Can I take my Windows VM and install on a real PC?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by Jigs Gaton, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Jigs Gaton

    Jigs Gaton Product Expert

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    Hi all, I am thinking of getting a Surface Pro or something like that, and I am wondering if I can somehow take my existing Windows 10 VM that I use on all of my Macs and somehow transport / install that on a new PC. I am looking for a bullet-proof procedure to get this task done, once I purchase a new PC. I was thinking that Acronis Backup might do the trick, but I have never tried. Thx!
     
  2. Ajith@Parallels

    Ajith@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi Jigs Gaton,
    You can try using Acronis, Carbonite or any other to backup Windows and restore it on the PC. To do it you need to have a working Windows (without any applications/programs) on the PC then you can restore from backup. We don't have any users tried it earlier and reported us that it was a success. Reach out to us with the results.
     
  3. Jigs Gaton

    Jigs Gaton Product Expert

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    thx ajith, i'll give Acronis a try as I've used that before...
     
  4. AJ@Parallels

    AJ@Parallels Staff Member

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    Sure, Please feel free to reach us any time for any queries regarding Parallels.
     

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