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Old 01-06-2008, 12:27 PM   #8
groucho
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Wrong virtual on my mind. Either way...I was hoping to avoid that for now, but it may have to happen.

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Well, it wasn't easy FINDING VPC, it is prominent on the download center but until I went there--lots of obsoleted MS docs that make it look like older versions are current and it stops at XP hosts. Hmmm.

Along the way I stumbled on a gem, the "Virtual Server Migration Kit" which apparently expedites copying an entire physical machine--OS apps and all--into a VPC or VS installation. Designed so you can "snatch" a whole real computer and run an emulation of it.

And that may be a real gem! Allowing me to take along the old computer, with all the old apps, and run it intact on the new one when/if/as needed.

Why MS doesn't mention this in migration and upgrade options, or why anyone else doesn't mention it....Steve, you're priceless! (And if this blows up, of course that's all your fault.<G>)

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