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If I create a virtual hard disk snapshot of my machine, can I run that image on a different computer via virtual box or virtual PC?

Will there be hardware compatibility issues or does the virtualization software solve this problem?

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This is the beauty of virtualization, the hardware is abstracted from the system. You will be able to run the VHD from another virtual host, such as hyper-v or virtualbox. You should install the hosts virtualization extensions program to give it the proper virtual device drivers.

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