Iso Image

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Tiger, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Tiger

    Tiger Guest

    Is there a way to make an iso image of the OS that is installed on
    VirtualPC?
     
    Tiger, Feb 5, 2011
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    MikeD Guest

    You should be able to use any disk imaging software such as Norton Ghost or
    True Image in the guest OS. I'm not real familiar with these so I don't
    know if they can make ISO files or not. You might also be able to use the
    tools in suites such as Roxio Creator and Nero to create an ISO of the
    entire disc. I've never tried doing this in a virtual machine or a physical
    one. I can see there being problems, particularly with Windows' system files
    and folders that may be locked or inaccessible.

    What exactly is that you want to do? In other words, what's the purpose of
    creating this ISO file? If it's just to create a new guest OS from an
    existing guest OS, then simply make a copy of the .vhd file(s). Go through
    the VPC wizard to create a new virtual machine and use the copied .vhd file
    for Hard Disk 1 (if you have 2 or 3 hard disks for the virtual machine,
    you'll need to open Settings to add these hard drives because the wizard
    only lets you specify the first hard disk). Immediately after you launch
    the new virtual machine, rename the computer (otherwise, you will have
    issues running both virtual machines at the same time because you'll have 2
    identically named computers on the same network).
     
    MikeD, Feb 6, 2011
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    Tiger Guest

    Thanks for your reponse. I found a solution and was able to make an
    image of the OS, with a few minor errors. I'm attempting to scale down
    the OS to possiby make an embedded style OS. I know there are easier
    ways of doing this and downloads, it's my way of learning. Thanks again
     
    Tiger, Feb 7, 2011
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