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Virtualizing a running system

Jerry Feldman wrote:
> I would like to be able to take an OEM version of Windows installed on a 
> computer, back it up, install Linux with some virtualization manager, 
> such as Virtualbox, KVM/QEMU, Xen ...

I plan to try doing what you describe in the near future, and I ran 
across this:

How to migrate existing Windows installations to VirtualBox

Despite the title, it isn't a step-by-step howto, but just a few tips on 
how to address some of the common problem areas, and links to some 
useful tools.

The procedure Ted posted sounds like a good starting point.

> ...those apps only run on say Windows NT...

One of the installations I plan to try virtualizing is Windows NT, but 
I'm not optimistic. I suspect the available tools and techniques are 
only tested on Windows XP.


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
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