Most information I see is about migrating physical machines to VMs. I'm looking to do the opposite: take a VM in Microsoft Virtual PC and migrate it to a physical computer.

Judging from this question, it looks like there are a few gotchas when migrating a VMWare guest OS to a physical disk, but disk imaging software should do the trick. Are there any other, better, options available to Microsoft Virtual PC users?

  • Please clarify. You have a Microsoft Virtual PC, and you want to use that with a physical computer?
    – wizlog
    Oct 25, 2011 at 16:31
  • @wizlog, that is correct. I've set up an OS on a Vm and want to migrate that to a physical computer. (I've edited my question for clarity)
    – ford
    Oct 25, 2011 at 16:55

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OK... Once you have a VMW OS, you seem to know what to do, so I will get you to that point.

Try using VMware vCenter Converter and download it for free here. They say they can "Convert other virtual machine formats such as... Microsoft Virtual PC"

  • Looks like disk imaging is my best bet. Thanks.
    – ford
    Oct 27, 2011 at 20:09

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