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  • 1.  P2V Windows XP

    Posted Nov 06, 2018 07:24 PM

    What's the best way to P2V a Windows XP machine?  I see the standalone converter doesn't list that as a supported guest OS.  Unfortunately the software on the machine isn't available anymore so I'm trying to be as un-intrusive as possible so as not to cause any issues with the machine; just want to be able to have a working full backup of the machine in the event the hardware goes. 

  • 2.  RE: P2V Windows XP

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Nov 07, 2018 08:10 AM

    Try the Converter 6.2 even is not listed as supported OS because it's EOL it should works.


  • 3.  RE: P2V Windows XP

    Posted Nov 07, 2018 10:11 PM

    You can use this one for Xp:


    Every time I've used it (Xp is same codebase as 2003), I never got any issues.

    There's also no destructive loss should a P2V fail.

    You'll always have the original physical box to uninstall the converter, re-install perhaps another build, and try it yet again.

    There's really no need to do a cold conversion, where you shut down the box and boot off an .iso or PE to run the P2V. First, those builds were really old. And the live converters have gotten more reliable.

  • 4.  RE: P2V Windows XP

    Posted May 06, 2020 02:23 PM

    Is it possible to get that VMware-converter-en-6.0.0-2716716.exe anywhere still?  VMWare doesn't allow older versions to be downloaded and not being able to convert an XP is crippling my progress.  The newest 6.2 doesn't work on any XP machines I've tried.