Converting Hyper-V Hard Disks to VMWare (and vice versa)

To convert Hyper-V Virtual Disks [VHD] to a VMWare Virtual Disks [VMDK] (or vice versa), follow the instructions below:

  • Download and install WinImage
  • Open WinImage and select Disk | Convert Virtual Hard Disk Image
  • Change the drive type to your source drive type, browse and select the source drive, and click Open
  • Select whether you want a fixed or dynamically sized drive
  • Browse to the destination location, enter the destination name, and select the destination drive type
  • Now sit back and wait for the conversion to finish

NOTE: This method only restores a single disk.  It will not restore and apply any snapshots.