I have a soon-to-be-retired Sony Windows XP PC and I want to transfer it to my Mac and run it as a virtual machine on my Mac.
I have used Parallels and VMware before on a Mac but I have always created a new image and installed a fresh copy of Windows on to it and run it successfully.
I have never done a physical to virtual conversion before, especially with such a kooky PC as the Sony which has special keyboard buttons, a built in TV tuner etc and probably has many Sony specific drivers installed.
I would like to know:
- Which virtualization software is most likely to be successful?
- What is the procedure to transfer the image, presumably over the network?
- Whether transferring such an old but patched up to date Windows installation is worth it?