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access an os from an old HDD with player [Solved]

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I recently purchased a larger hdd and loaded win 7 x64.  I have my old HDD connected as a secondary drive.  Is there a way to boot the old install through player?

I tried connecting to the physical disk as shown, removed the drive letter assignments, but it I get the error below when I try to boot up.

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you hit a years old flaw in Workstation

on post Vista-hosts the physical disk feature is broken.

You must set the second disk to be offline with diskpart before you assign it to a virtual machine

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"

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you hit a years old flaw in Workstation

on post Vista-hosts the physical disk feature is broken.

You must set the second disk to be offline with diskpart before you assign it to a virtual machine

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"

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Disk was set offline, but no luck.  restarted computer, made sure it was offline and recreated vm, but still no luck.

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Have a look at: LockDismount v0.3.0.0 [Update] - reboot.pro

Download: LockDismount v0.3.0.0

For the other issue just create an empty folder at the path shown in the error message.

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you start vmplayer using "run as" administrator ?

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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I got it to work.  Not only did i have to set the disk offline, I had to set the volumes offline as well.

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