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Old 15th March 2021, 01:04 PM
HPsauce HPsauce is offline
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Originally Posted by paulrstaylor View Post
You can probably take your existing virtualbox image and convert the disk into hyper-v, then boot and sort and driver issues.....
So I did indeed try that and after a couple of tweaks it worked. Thanks for the tip.

First I had to update VirtualBox on my old laptop, that worked fine and my existing VM's appeared and ran normally. Both are XP-SP3, one running Bentley the other ElsaWin.
The COPY function in VB isn't quite as described though, maybe due to the later version? If you follow that sequence as described it creates another VDI file which is no use.
You have to explicitly choose the file type when creating it in the chosen folder to be a .vhd.
(I don't know if you could just rename a .vdi created by that to .vhd, I didn't try that)

I then took both the .vhd and .vdi files to my "new" laptop and wondered what I had to do to set it up? Hyper-V wasn't interested in the .vdi though.
There may be other methods (I'm a total Hyper-V novice) but in the end I chose to create a new VM in Hyper-V and use the .vhd file I'd copied over as the hard disk.

You can't run it straight away - file in use errors, so need to reboot. But after that the VM launched OK, though there was a lot of "New hardware" action that I skipped through quickly.
Once I'd got through that ElsaWin launched fine.

I'm not that much in need of ElsaWin given I have Bentley, but I'll go back and see how well it works and if I can resolve the hardware driver issues easily.
Or just wait until I can get my hands on a version with D2 in that runs natively on W10.
2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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