quicker way to p2v on desktops

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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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