HowTo: Convert your Physical Windows Box to be Virtual on Linux!
Want to leave Windows, but still have a few programs you have to run on Windoze? Here’s exactly how to do it, and for FREE!!! This HowTo gives you all the steps, complete with pictures, on each step using free VMware tools.
“This article shows how you can convert a physical Windows system (XP, 2003, 2000, NT4 SP4+) into a VMware virtual machine with the free VMware Converter Starter. The resulting virtual machine can be run in the free VMware Player and VMware Server, and also in VMware Workstation and other VMware products. Vmware Converter comes in handy if you want to switch to a Linux desktop, but feel the need to run your old Windows desktop from time to time. By converting your Windows desktop into a virtual machine, you can run it under VMware Server/Player, etc. on your Linux desktop.”