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I have a ThinkPad running Windows 7 Enterprise with a BitLocker encrypted drive. I would like to clone or somehow convert this physical machine into a virtual machine that I can with either VMWare Fusion 5 or Parallels Desktop 8 on OS X.

Is this even possible given the BitLocker encryption?

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Why not disable BitLocker and be done with it? – John Gardeniers Oct 27 '12 at 0:07

VMware vCenter Converter should be able to convert it. You may need to disable BitLocker, decrypting the entire drive, first, since BitLocker is not supported within virtual machines.

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