Windows 10: Move win 7 pro virtual machine to windows 10 pro easily?

Discus and support Move win 7 pro virtual machine to windows 10 pro easily? in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; Windows Ver 1909 (OS build 18363.1082) I created a Windows XP virtual machine in Windows 7 Pro a number of years ago to run an older version of a very... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by KMCKMC, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. KMCKMC Win User

    Move win 7 pro virtual machine to windows 10 pro easily?


    Windows Ver 1909 (OS build 18363.1082)

    I created a Windows XP virtual machine in Windows 7 Pro a number of years ago to run an older version of a very expensive statistical program. It worked beautifully. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and need to create a Windows XP virtual machine there to run this program. Is there a simple way to export or move this virtual machine to Hyper-V and create a virtual machine there? Once created, will the statistical software need to be reinstalled?

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    KMCKMC, Sep 25, 2020
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  2. KMCKMC Win User

    Move win 7 pro virtual machine to windows 10 pro easily?

    Windows Ver 1909 (OS build 18363.1082)

    I created a Windows XP virtual machine in Windows 7 Pro a number of years ago to run an older version of a very expensive statistical program. It worked beautifully. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and need to create a Windows XP virtual machine there to run this program. Is there a simple way to export or move this virtual machine to Hyper-V and create a virtual machine there? Once created, will the statistical software need to be reinstalled?
     
    KMCKMC, Sep 25, 2020
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  3. Bree Win User
    Move win 7 pro virtual machine to windows 10 pro easily?

    Welcome to Ten Forums KMCKMC

    I assume you used the 'Windows XP Mode virtual machine' in Windows 7. If so, then this tutorial tells you how to import into Windows 10 Hyper-V.

    Import Windows XP Mode from Windows 7 to Windows 10
     
  4. jimbo45 Win User

    Move win 7 pro virtual machine to windows 10 pro easily?

    Move win 7 pro virtual machine to windows 10 pro easily?

    Hi there

    what Virtualisation software were you using to run the XP virtual machine --probably VBOX or VMWare WKS or Player.

    I'm running an XP for the same reason you are - I'm using both W10 and a Linux Host for running the XP VM - using VMWare.


    Move win 7 pro virtual machine to windows 10 pro easily? [​IMG]


    Here's an XP VM on VMWare running recording to a Minidisc deck (a Pro one so no DRM with digital copies etc). OK it's on a Linux host but it's 100% the same on a W10 host - have run the identical software on a W10 laptop too.

    If you try and switch say to VBOX or another Virtualisation software such as QEMU then you will get problems because these conversion programs (e.g OVF export / import) will probably fail because they require an IDE driver . Fiddling around with mergeide.reg on the VM isn't worth the hassle (IMO)

    If you were lucky enough tho still have the VM from your old Windows system you shouldn't need to re-install anything again on the VM whether VBOX or VMWare. other than VBOX additions or VMWare tools


    If you were using VMWare (the VMWare player is free) then just copy the entire vm files from your W7 system -- and when starting the VM say YOU MOVED it not COPIED it or you will probably lose activation. You will need to install VMtools again as well. (just run - reinstall vmware tools )

    Same if you were using VBOX (re-install vbox additions on the VM after boot).

    As far as HYPER-V is concerned -- sorry absolutely no idea.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Sep 25, 2020
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