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 Post subject: Clonezilla Image to Virtual Machine
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:38 am 
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I have a friend who uses a custom application which is only compatible with Windows XP. He no longer has the installation file for the program. In order to prevent loss of this program, I created an image of his hard drive using clonezilla a year ago which was saved to an external hard drive. I expected the internal hard drive would eventually fail on his PC. My assumption was wrong and the capacitors blew on his motherboard.

Is there a way to duplicate his original configuration using a virtual machine? I created a recovery ISO using clonezilla and then used the ISO file to create a VM using VMWare Player. However, the VM will BSOD after the Windows XP loading screen. My assumption is that it is having hardware compatibility issues since the VM hardware does not match the original hardware from the backup image.


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 Post subject: Re: Clonezilla Image to Virtual Machine
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:30 am 
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Thrawn wrote:
Is there a way to duplicate his original configuration using a virtual machine?

Unfortunately no. The various VMs that exist have specific configurations that the OS and drivers must be installed to match. Scott.


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