I just bought a new laptop. The first thing I did was take out the unbooted OEM Windows-10 hard disk and put in my pre-existing Linux hard disk from my last laptop. So far so good.
The OEM drive is now attached to my (new) laptop via USB, and I see 5 partitions:
/dev/sdb1 2048 534527 532480 260M EF00 EFI System /dev/sdb2 534528 567295 32768 16M 0C01 Microsoft reserved /dev/sdb3 567296 1918849023 1918281728 914.7G 0700 Microsoft basic data /dev/sdb4 1918849024 1920856063 2007040 980M 2700 Windows recovery environment /dev/sdb5 1920856064 1953511423 32655360 15.6G 0700nMicrosoft basic data
What I'd like to do is take that hard disk and import the image(s) somehow into VirtualBox 5.2.8 (in a dynamic-sized vdi, because I don't have 1TB to spare) as though I had booted the laptop for the first time the way Microsoft expected me to. Ideally, this would leave the actual hard drive in its current pristine and unbooted condition. Unfortunately, between VirtualBox, UEFI, and the lack of installation CD, I don't know how Windows gets installed anymore.
Is it possible to do what I'm trying to do, and if so, can somebody guide me?
(At this time, I'm not looking at licensing issues. I'll jump off that bridge when I come to it. Right now, I just want to install.)