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How can I turn a hard drive with XP into a VirtualBox virtual machine?

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Can you provide any more information? Do you want to install virtualbox on your XP system, do you want to move the XP drive into a virtual machine? – Tyler Jan 29 '10 at 18:42
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VirtualBox has a wiki (including step-by-step instructions) for you:

How to migrate existing Windows installations to VirtualBox

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I tried that twice (once via dd and once using the other method) with no luck. Hopefully you have better luck! – Joe Casadonte Jan 30 '10 at 12:34
There is a similar tutorial from Microsoft how to create a virtual hard disk from a physical windows installation to be used with MS VPC, those VHDs are compatible with VirtualBox. – Molly7244 Jan 30 '10 at 13:32

If I understand what you want to do correctly, the way to go might be disk2vhd from System Internals. It will make your Hard drive with XP into a virtual Hard drive which you can then import into a VM.

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