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    Converting an existing Windows XP installation to a VirtualBox image

    29th June 2013

    Can be done in 2 steps, where 2nd step is optional:

    1. From Windows itself: use Disk2vhd to create the .vhd image (e.g. NOVA.VHD).
    2. (optional, requires VirtualBox) convert the VHD to VirtualBox-native VDI with VBoxManage clonehd NOVA.VHD nova.vdi --format VDI --variant Standard
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    2 Responses to “Converting an existing Windows XP installation to a VirtualBox image”

    1. Brig C. McCoy Says:

      Hi…

      Thanks for the tip, although the typo above took me a minute, should be “Standard” instead of “Standart”. :)

    2. Bogdan Says:

      Thanks for reporting, this is now fixed!

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