Migrating a Windows 10 VM to Virtual Box (OS is Catalina)

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by MichaelT39, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. MichaelT39

    MichaelT39 Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    I have spent hours trying various ways to convert and migrate a Win 10 vm over to Virtual Box, unsuccessfully.
    Parallels version: 15.1.4 (47270)
    Virtual Box version: 6.1.12 r139181 (Qt5.6.3)
    Mac OS version: Catalina 10.15.6

    I have tried the following:
    1. Using VCenter Converter Standalone to create the VMDK, which I have then imported to VB.
    2. I have used the command line to convert my HDD file to a flat one which I then moved the hds file over to virtual box and mounted as an hdd (renamed).

    Am I supposed to just be using the hdd mounted on the SATA drive? When I do that it gives a boot error. Then if I mount the Windows 10 iso file, it will prompt me to install Windows from scratch. I don't think my hdd is working right. Please help!
     
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi, please clarify, you would like to convert Parallels Desktop VM to VirtualBox?
     
  3. MichaelT39

    MichaelT39 Bit Poster

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    Hi, yes I would like to convert a Parallels Desktop VM to VirtualBox in order to share a test machine with my Windows colleagues.
     
  4. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    In this case please check the VirtualBox knowledge base
     

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