When you convert source machines running Windows, you can remove System Restore checkpoints so that the conversion process is faster.

System Restore is enabled on Windows systems by default. If you are performing volume-based file-level cloning, System Restore checkpoints are removed automatically from the destination virtual machine, regardless of whether the Remove System Restore checkpoints on destination check box is selected or deselected. If you are performing disk-based cloning or volume-based block-level cloning, deselecting the check box instructs Converter Standalone to keep the System Restore checkpoints in the destination virtual machine.

Removing System Restore checkpoints prevents the target machine from reverting to a preconversion state. In the target virtual machine, restoring a checkpoint that was created before you cloned the source machine can damage the system and prevent the destination virtual machine from starting up.

Prerequisites

On the Options page of the Conversion wizard, click Advanced options in the options list.

Procedure

  1. Click the Post-conversion tab.
  2. In the Post-conversion processing section, select the Remove System Restore checkpoints on destination check box.
  3. Save your settings.

    Option

    Description

    Select another option from the options list

    Saves your settings and displays the pane for the selected option.

    Click Next

    Saves your settings and displays the next page of the Conversion wizard.

    • The Customizations page is displayed if you select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.

    • The Summary page is displayed if you do not select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.