quicker way to p2v on desktops

I've been seeing an increasing number of PCs come into the shop that have needed to undergo the p2v process for one reason or another: maybe their computer died right before payroll had to run, or maybe they lost the installation disks to that application they just can't live without. Whatever the reasons, I'm seeing a bit of an increase in need for the very involved process of taking an ancient relic PC from the early 2000s, make it into a VM, and then make it easy for the end user to use. Today I think I came up with a method that doesn't involve 20 hours of nail-biting waiting. But first, a couple of the methods I have used in the past: -used vmware server, attached the physical disk…
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