[plug] warning - cover your ears: can I get a full windoze install dvd from a recovery partition?

Garry garbuck at westnet.com.au
Sun Feb 12 15:06:06 WST 2012

I'll be interested to hear if 1/ is possible, but another alternative 
(destructive I know) is to beg/borrow the correct windows disk and 
install to the vm using the product code that came with the machine..



On 12/02/12 14:29, Gavin Chester wrote:
> It seems sacrilegious to ask this here, I know, but hear me out ;-)
> I want to know if anyone has experience and pointers on how can I get 
> a full windoze install on dvd from a recovery partition (and or the 
> original install)?  I've read of making recovery partitions into 
> recovery discs, but don't think this will do the full kitchen sink 
> effect that I want after blitzing windoze to the weeds on it's 
> original partition.
> I bought a laptop recently with the inevitable windoze tax 
> preinstalled and set it up dual booting my distro of choice, as you 
> do, fighting my usual method of completely blitzing windoze away never 
> to darken my doorstep again. However, I also hate to throw out 
> something that I've paid for so am reluctant to get rid of it this 
> time around.
> Thing is, I'd rather run it as a vm using virtualbox for those few 
> times I must use a package that is windoze only. Can I:
> 1/ point virtualbox to that existing win7 install and instead run it 
> as a vm on it's separate partition as it is now?
> 2/ make a full installation dvd of that windoze install to then wipe 
> it and reinstall in a vm under Linux?
> Any ideas?
> Gavin
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