[plug] warning - cover your ears: can I get a full windoze install dvd from a recovery partition?
Marcos Raul Carot Collins
marcos.carot at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 15:33:36 WST 2012
On Domingo 12 Febrero 2012 15:06:06 Garry escribió:
> 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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