Install OS from VMware workstation

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  1. Jryder54

    Jryder54 Registered Member

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    Need Advice - Install OS from VMware workstation

    So I was wondering if there would be any complications that would arise from installing Windows on to a physical disk with Vmware Workstation, installing applications I need, then running sysprep?

    After installing applications, run sysprep, boot into audit mode(generalize), delete user account, reboot again, then boot into admin account then set run OOBE and shutdown.

    After that I would reboot my physical machine into new installation and OOBE would run. I have tried it before and it seems to work (much easier with a linux installation IMO) but I wanted your guys opinions.

    I hope that made sense..Thanks guys and gals
     
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    Jryder54 Registered Member

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    Has anyone tried this?
     
  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    I must be missing something. How do you run the workstation if you have no OS on the host?

    Pete
     
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    I suppose I explained it poorly. The host is Windows (or linux) but I would be installing windows onto the guest (onto a physical disk). Then the guest would become the host in a sense because I would like to boot it.
     
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