Hi, I wonder if anybody can give me any ideas for something I'm trying to do. Basically I'm trying to turn some laptops I have into VMs. They're 3 laptops, each one from a different brand: Asus, HP and Acer. They all have Windows 7 64-bit as their OS. At first I tried using VMware Converter Standalone to create VM images from these machines, but that did not work. Turns out VMware Converter Standalone is not compatible with Windows 7 64-bit. Then I created system recovery DVDs for all of these laptops and attempted to install VMs from these DVDs. It only worked with the Acer's restoration kit. With the Acer's, I was able to create a new Windows 7 64-bit VM on VMware and install Windows with these DVDs. However, when I attempt to do the same with both the HP's and Asus' it doesn't work. The restoration kit detects it is not running on the intended hardware and refuses to complete the install. So my question is... Is there any way that I can fool these system checks into "thinking" they're running on the intended hardware? I know these Windows 7 activators out there do something similar, but I'm not entirely sure how it works... Could I do something similar to that, or would there be a simpler solution? Thanks in advance, Earl.