Convert XP into a Windows 7 Virtual Machine with Disk2vhd

Choose specific drives

When you get to the main user interface, you'll see that Disk2vhd automatically selects all of the available volumes/drives, sets a default location, and chooses a name for the VHD file. You can choose a different location and name if you want. In fact, the procedure will go faster if you select a different hard disk besides the one of which you are creating a VHD. Then, select the Prepare for use in Virtual PC check box. As you can see, I only chose the main drive and selected and external hard disk. When you are ready, click the Create button.

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