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How to turn a Windows XP partitioninto a VirtualBox virtual machine

My notebook cannot boot from my hdd anymore. I can connect the hdd to another computer and access the data.

Is there any way to convert system partition with Windows XP from hdd into virtual machine (VirtualBox preferably)?

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marked as duplicate by Troggy Dec 26 '10 at 6:50

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if you have access to a linux system, maybe with a live disk, I think you can just us "dd" the partition to a file and use it as a VM

here is another resource which uses ghost http://arstechnica.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=338964

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