Virtual pc 2007 images incompatible with vmware player

I had downloaded the Vista vhd image from microsoft but wanted to use vmware player as I already had that installed on the home pc and vmware tends to be quicker than virtual pc but vmware is unable to convert the image which it has been able to do before. In fact when doing an SBS migration I had to convert from virtual server to vmware when virtual server stopped being able to access the image for some reason.
Anyway, it turns out that 2007 versions of image files are not compatible with the vmware player 🙁

2 Responses to “Virtual pc 2007 images incompatible with vmware player”

  1. Dave says:

    Hmm, have you tried out VMWare Converter? It may be able to change your MS VM to the Vmware one. I’ve had to use it a few times to do roughly the same but with virt server files instead…

  2. Me says:

    Thanks Dave – no I hadn’t tried it, but just did and the same thing happened.