I need to move a Windows 2008 to VM to consolidate the hardware. The goal is not to circumvent license, but to retain all the files and settings on that computer in one shot (the old PC will not run afterwards). I cloned the hard disk but Windows refused to boot citing that the hardware has changed. I put the Windows 2008 install disk in but it didnot allow me to choose "upgrade". Instead, it asked me to boot from the Windows on the hard drive first.
I looked up the MS site and found that MS does not support this scenario. Does anyone here has done this successfully? Thanx in advance.