p2v of win10 desktop machine

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hadwll
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Thu Nov 09, 2023 8:26 am

I am working to try and convert my physical desktop to a virtual machine that I can run on hyper v

I have tried disk2vhd but it will not finish, it gets to the last tiny bit, I've tried diskchk etc. no avail.

so I have downloaded the starwinf v2v converter but when I go through the options to convert as the manual here;

https://www.starwindsoftware.com/v2v-he ... erver.html

I get to the last screen, convert is not greyed out, I can click it but nothing happens.
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The localhost has hyperv manager installed, not hyperv server, does this matter?

I have tried different network connections, different external hard drives to save the file too with tb of storage.

What else should I check.
yaroslav (staff)
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Thu Nov 09, 2023 8:58 am

Hi,

Can you please convert each individual disk for P2V conversion? For VM P2V conversion, this is a known issue, we fixed it in the build to be released. Please stick with the workaround for now. The fix should be there soon. Stay tuned.
hadwll
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Thu Nov 09, 2023 9:12 am

Hi,

ok no problems.

yes I will try that shortly, what is the process then for creating a bootable image?

When I have done this before I have just put the path to the image in the field, when converting each disk, how can they be put together?
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yaroslav (staff)
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Thu Nov 09, 2023 9:43 am

yes I will try that shortly, what is the process then for creating a bootable image?
Sorry, I don't quite follow it.
Please try converting the disk to VHD(X), connect it to IDE controller, and try booting from it.
hadwll
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Thu Nov 09, 2023 4:23 pm

Hi,

OK maybe you can work with me for this work around, we can do it in maybe 20 posts.

So after selecting p2v



Which option should I pick, disk volume, physical disk or entire machine.
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yaroslav (staff)
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Thu Nov 09, 2023 7:18 pm

Hi,

You can convert the entire disk by selecting Physical Disk. For more details, you can follow this guide https://www.starwindsoftware.com/v2v-he ... DVHDX.html
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