Spotlight Question: Can I use Disk2vhd to upgrade from XP to Windows 7?

TechRepublic member borysjn wants to know if Disk2vhd can be used to upgrade a desktop PC from Windows XP to Windows 7. If you can help this member, you will earn a free TechRepublic coffee mug.

TechRepublic member borysjn submitted the following question.

I was wondering if Disk2vhd could be used to upgrade a desktop machine. I have a desktop running Windows XP that I need to upgrade to Window 7, and my thinking is that I could use Disk2vhd to create a .vhd file of the existing XP on an external drive. I could then wipe the drive and install Win7 64 bit, and then import the XP vhd as a virtual machine running under Win7.

Does this seem logical? Are there any gotchas I should be aware of?

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