Using VMware "converter" to convert a physical machine to a virtual machine

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john2004

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Hello everyone,

I am hoping someone may be able to help me with the following. I tried to use VMware's free "converter" software to convert my physical HP machine to a virtual machine. However, when trying to run the virtual machine, it says that the virtual machine has two processors & that it is limited to only using one processor, & therefore, will not start. The physical machine is a dual core processor, but I see no way to configure the virtual machine so that it only has one processor.

It seems to me the software should just configure itself to at least run, and from there a person can try to tweak the settings and be advised if there are limitations at that point, but that would make to much sense. Alternatively, they could provide an easy way to change the settings so you can at least get the thing to run, but again, that would make to much sense.

Anyway, if anyone can help me get the virtual machine clone running, please let me know.

Thanks
John
 

john2004

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Thanks Cyps, but I read the manual and did not find a solution to the problem.

John
 

john2004

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Hi Johnwill,

Thanks for your reply. After looking over the Microsoft page you gave, it was unclear to me as to how to cahnge the boot.ini file to NUMPROC=1.

Is it OK to run a dual core processor with NUMPROC=1 ? I guess technically it is just one processor with a dual core right ?

Thanks again,
John
 

JohnWill

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Here's an example, I added the bold parameter to my BOOT.INI file.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer /NUMPROC=1
 
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