universal restore, virtual machines, dual boot

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  1. mape

    mape Registered Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    During a project transition, I need to transfer some special machines into a Virtual Machine on our site.
    The machines, i`ve to transfer are hosting 2 operating systems on it (Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP), and a data partition:

    Local Disk:
    Partition C: (primary Partition, Windows 2000)
    Partition D: (Windows XP)
    Partition Q: (Data, NTFS)

    From the remote office, I got 3 Acronis images for these 3 partitions.

    I tried several things, but i only managed it to get Windows 2000 working within the Virtual machine, using Universal Restore when recovering. I always failed to get Windows XP additionally running in the Virtual machine. Objective is to get the machine running in the Virtual machine with 3 partitions and 2 operating systems.

    What is the best way to get this complex dual-boot machine working in a virtual machine?

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello mape,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please note that the steps to create the partition with Window XP operating system on it is basically the same as with Windows 2000. As the "hardware" on the virtual computer is different it is recommended to use Acronis Universal Restore during the restoration of the image. We would also recommend you to prepare you current Windows installation for transferring using Microsoft System Preparation Tool (sysprep) as it is described in this FAQ article. Please note that you might need to correct the boot.ini file and fix Master Boot Record (MBR).

    You might also find this thread useful.

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
    Aleksandr Isakov
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