I meant that uefi is disabled because legacy boot in enabled, but I note
that secure boot is also disables.  I do not understand how these two
interact, nor exactly what they mean for that matter.

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 2:33 PM, elcaseti . <elcas...@gmail.com> wrote:

> When you said UEFI is disabled as well, did you mean Secure Boot is
> disabled?  Or do you mean UEFI is disabled, because legacy boot is enabled?
>
> On Aug 10, 2017 2:19 PM, "Bill Barry" <b...@billbarry.org> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtm...@gmail.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > I just purchased a new desktop machine.  It has Windows 10 pro, not yet
> > activated.  After installing Ubuntu I would like to be able to run this
> > Windows as a guest in VB.  My searching tells me that this can be a bit
> > tricky.  I am not in any hurry to migrate.  I first want to make sure I
> do
> > not do anything which will cut off this possibility.  Do I need to backup
> > something from the machine before I install Linux, or can I just use the
> > COA sticker to get what I need from Microsoft after I have wiped the HD,
> > installed Ubuntu and VB?  I have no reason to run Win 10 (except as a
> > guest) on the machine other than to initially ensure myself that the
> > machine is functioning properly.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > -Denis
> > ___
>
>
>
> I have used the instructions here
> https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Migrate_Windows  to migrate Windows XP to
> Virtualbox, but have not tried it with WIndows 10.  In summary you boot
> into windows and run a script which does some registry magic that makes
> your Disk drivers look very generic. Then you shut down, DD the image,
> convert it the DD'd image to a virtualbox image and boot it.  It sounds
> easy, but it's Windows and every step is fraught with peril.  You should
> also boot into Windows and create a Recovery Drive before you do anything
> else.
> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026852/windows-
> create-a-recovery-drive
> After you have a Recovery Drive you might want to shrink your WIndows
> installation. I have done this before with a live linux and GPARTED, but
> Windows has a native way of doing this now which sounds like a better idea
> https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/resize-a-
> partition-for-free-in-windows-vista/
>
> Good luck,
> Bill Barry
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