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    Imaging and Virtual Machines

    I have an image that I built on a physical machine but I would like to deploy that to a virtual machine so I can adapt the image with needing to steal a machine.

    The problem is that it won't boot once deployed to the VM because it doesn't have the drivers for the Virtual HD, any ideas where I can get these drivers?

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    what virtual platform?

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    Virtual PC 2007 and the images are WIMs

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    Not sure with virtual PC, sorry... I try to avoid it.

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    What you may be able to do is set up the machine and then do a repair install of XP on it - this will often fix disc driver problems.

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    Would I be right in thinking that, that would overwrite the registry and require me to reinstall all the previous software though?

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    Not with anything (install media) post XP SP2, the repair install will keep the existing software. Make sure that you have the drives set to IDE rather than SCSI in the VM config if that is an option.

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    Ive used Virtual Box to do this in the past. although i did use to to create a VM install all my software on it then dump the driver installers to C and image from there
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    I only have SP2 media around here. Damnit! Still trying to see if I can retrieves the Virtual HD driver from another VM and inject it into the sysprepped image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper View Post
    I only have SP2 media around here. Damnit! Still trying to see if I can retrieves the Virtual HD driver from another VM and inject it into the sysprepped image.
    No problem - it won't mess up the original software settings (that's kind of the point of a repair install!) but it will roll it back to SP2.

    You can make a CD with SP3 slipstreamed into it - it's always handy to have!

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    oops, I should have said sp2 and above

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    Only just saw the replies, thank for the time guys. I'll try and give it a shot.

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