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