I'm trying to convert a 32-bit Windows XP system to a VMWare VM remotely from a Windows 7 Machine. When I do I get the error: A specified parameter was not correct. info.owner

Source System Information

Source type: Powered-on machine
Name or IP Address: dvrcam
Connected as: domain\administrator
OS family: Windows
No throttling infomration

Destination system information

Virtual Machine Name: dvrcam
Destination Product: VMware Workstation 8.0.x
Destination Direct: \backup\d$\ComputerImage
Number of vCPUs: 2 (2 Sockets * 1 cores)
Physical Memory: ** 2GB
Preserve NIC Count
NIC1 Connected
Bridged Connection
Disk controller type: Auto select
Storage: Volume-based cloning
Number of disks: 1
**Create disk 0 as: ** Not Pre-allocated

Destination customizations:

Install VMware Tools: No
**Customize OS: ** No
**Remove restore checkpoints: ** Yes
**Reconfigure Virtual Machine: ** Yes

Synchronization Information

Synchronize changes that occur during cloning: No

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The problem occurs when your username and computer name where Converter is installed are the same. Changing one of them should fix it

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    May 23, 2013 at 17:13

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