Hi. I've given up trying to virtualize my old Windows 10 PC from my new Windows 10 PC. using the instructions at Virtualize a Physical Machine.
Research suggests that there are some port issues. The TCP ones are open but I don't know about the UDP ones. Resolving this is stretching my technical expertise.
I found a recommendation to install WMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client on my old PC and do the conversion from there to my new PC.
My user has admin privileges.
I installed WMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client on my old PC.
I invoked "Convert Machine", selected "This local machine" as source and clicked Next.
I set destination type to "VMware Workstation VM" and product to VMware Workstation 11.x/12.x", the latest available. I set the location for the VM to a share on my new PC.
A short while after starting the conversion I get Status "Failed: Insufficient permissions to access the source."
Any idea why my admin credentials insufficient please?
I wondered if I'd be able use WMware vCenter Converter Standalone to virtualize the PC to an external hard drive. Sure enough, it worked!
I did have to run WMware vCenter Converter Standalone as administrator.
Windows wants to be activated which I wasn't expecting.
I suppose it's detecting a changed hardware environment.