5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2020 8:56 AM by mgroen1

    VMWare Converter: upgrade or alternative available?

    mgroen1 Lurker

      Today, I converted a physical machine running Windows 10 64bit, to a VM, using VM Converter, version 6.2.0.

      Conversion was OK no errors.

       

      However, when booting the converted VM, keyboard input is not accepted. Tried everything, no result.

       

      Is there an update of VMConverter available (its pretty old now the version I use), or is an alternative approach available? (for converting physical machine to a VM).

       

      Thanks,

        • 1. Re: VMWare Converter: upgrade or alternative available?
          AlessandroRomeo68 Master

          Hi,

           

          This is the most updated version of vcenter Converter:

          VMware vCenter Converter Standalone

           

          After converting the physical computer to virtual, did you install the vmware-tools? If you haven't, you have to do it because it will work much better.

           

           

          Converting a server or computer with vCenter converter is the best solution. The tool was created by VMware specifically for its virtual environments.

          Also check that hardware compatibility is the right one.

          In which virtual environment did you convert it ... Esxi version?

           

           

          Install VMware-Tools (it's a good example that guides you step-by-step).

          this procedure is identical for all Windows operating systems:

          https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28894/HOW-TO-Install-VMware-Tools-for-Windows-on-a-VMware-Windows-virtual-mach…

          Video:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjw0uaAoJIE

           

           

          ARomeo

          • 2. Re: VMWare Converter: upgrade or alternative available?
            wila Guru
            Community WarriorsUser ModeratorsvExpert

            Hi,

             

            This is pretty much always because the physical machine was a laptop and had some software called Synaptic installed.

            The easiest way to resolve is to run the migration again, but this time, before you run the P2V migration, uninstall Synaptic.

             

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            Wil

            | Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Desktop Products
            | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
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            • 3. Re: VMWare Converter: upgrade or alternative available?
              mgroen1 Lurker

              wila schreef:

               

              Hi,

               

              This is pretty much always because the physical machine was a laptop and had some software called Synaptic installed.

              The easiest way to resolve is to run the migration again, but this time, before you run the P2V migration, uninstall Synaptic.

               

              --

              Wil

              Hi,

              that's indeed the case here.

              I have a strong suspicion the laptop has Synaptic software installed. But I dont see any Synaptic in Windows Control Panel -> Installed Software

               

              What's the best approach to remove Synaptic software?

              • 4. Re: VMWare Converter: upgrade or alternative available?
                wila Guru
                User ModeratorsCommunity WarriorsvExpert

                Hi,

                 

                The Synaptics Touchpad driver software should normally be in the list of installed programs and features.

                If it is not in there then you can look in the folder where Synaptic is installed (probably under C:\Program Files ?) and see if there's an uninstaller in that folder.

                If that's also not working / not there, then look in your device manager and see if the touch pad has the synaptics driver down there and if you uninstall the driver from there.

                 

                --

                Wil

                | Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Desktop Products
                | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
                | More info at https://www.vimalin.com
                | Twitter @wilva
                | VMware Wiki at http://www.vi-toolkit.com
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                • 5. Re: VMWare Converter: upgrade or alternative available?
                  mgroen1 Lurker

                  First, I disabled Synaptics device using Windows Control Panel -> Devicemanagement -> disable device

                  Then a new conversion.

                  Result was a good VM.

                  Thanks wila