cmost wrote:I don't think anyone has mentioned this, but if you're using VMware's fine virtualization products, then I recommend you use the free tool 'VMware Converter' to convert your physical, real Windows installation into a VMware compatible virtual Windows installation (retaining all your programs and settings in the process.)
You can learn more about 'VMware Converter' and download it here:
rec9140 wrote:3) Use PM2VM converter, again VMWare offers a free way to convert a PM to a VM with their VMWare Converter
cmost wrote:Also, just some tips on virtual machines gleaned from my many years of using them (from way back to VMware 1.0)
4. Upgrade your system RAM! If you're going to run a Windows VM with any regularity, make sure your system has at least 1024 MB of RAM (2048 MB highly recommended!)
5. Whatever Microsoft recommends as a minimum amount of RAM, double it (or quadruple it in the case of Vista!)
6. If your processor supports hardware virtualization (known as VT on Intel processors and AMD-V (or Pacifica) for AMD processors) turn it on!! See the documentation for VMware (or whatever program you're planning to use) for instructions on how to enable it.
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