Hardware: Laptop with 2x 500GB SSD + 1x 2TB HDD
Host: Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit
Virtualization software: VirtualBox 5.1.22 r115126
Guest: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit; dynamically allocated and encrypted VDI
I originally thought it's impossible to de-virtualize a VM. But as it turns out, it is not out of reach. I googled many successful and also unsuccessful attempts.
So the question stands: