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Re: [Xen-users] p2v wlh windows?

To: chris <tknchris@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] p2v wlh windows?
From: Todd Deshane <deshantm@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 22:00:03 -0400
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Hi Chris,

On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM, chris <tknchris@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've been using Xen quite a bit the last 3 years and everything has
> been going very well. I usually create my vm's from scratch but
> occasionally for certain special situations I will p2v. I have run
> into a brick wall with p2v of wlh editions of windows (vista,server
> 2008, etc). Since these editions of windows have imaged based
> installs, they do not have the in place upgrade "repair" function that
> is in many earlier versions of windows. Has anyone been successful
> p2v'ing these versions of windows? I've tried various things from the
> recovery console, rebuild bcd, fix boot record, etc. I fully
> understand that the windows hal is what causes the bluescreen and
> causes it not to boot, and I've read some people being able to replace
> the hal dll's but it seems like there has got to be a better way?
> Any input would be appreciated.

Adding the IDE settings to the registry can help:

These links should help.


Todd Deshane

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