rhyno1
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Will VM Converter clone the entire disc AND OS?

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Hello. I am wanting use VM Converter to clone my Windows laptop HDD and move it over to VMWare Fusion on my Mac. My question is, can I clone the entire disc, including Vista basic, and move it over? I was planning on using an external drive to do the file transfer. Thanks for any help.

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Troy_Clavell
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yes. However if it's an OEM it will require a re-activation because the hardware changed. So, if you have an ELA key your ok, otherwise you may be out of luck

http://www.vmware.com/download/converter/

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Troy_Clavell
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yes. However if it's an OEM it will require a re-activation because the hardware changed. So, if you have an ELA key your ok, otherwise you may be out of luck

http://www.vmware.com/download/converter/

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rhyno1
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Thanks much for the info Troy. Yes, it is an OEM, and yes, I do have the Vista serial number/sticker on the bottom of the laptop. I really appreciate your reply.

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Troy_Clavell
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that key is specific to the hardware, it's OEM. So, using that key will not work if you need to re-apply the key to your VM.

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rhyno1
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OK. No problem. Thank you for the heads up. I should be able to get a new key if needed. I appreciate the info on that.

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admin
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I see you have your answer already but here's our official Knowledgebase on this: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1012881

Rick Blythe

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VMware Inc.

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rhyno1
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Rick. Thank you also for the answer. In light of the hardware issues, when I was using VM Converter, I was able to check off the items I wanted to install. Would it be suggested that I just install the files pertinent to what I am looking for here? I noticed there were options for networking hardware and other hardware devices. Should I re clone and just pick the files? It seems the help article is focusing more on the OEM hardward problems than just coming up with another activation number. I can definately see where OEM hardware options could cause conflicts. Thanks again.

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