Need to convert a running computer to a .VHD? Use Disk2Vhd, released yesterday.
Disk2vhd is a free-as-in-beer Sysinternals utility you can use to create VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks. You can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online.
“Disk2vhd uses Windows’ Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted).”
Did I mention is was free-as-in-beer?
Download Disk2vhd (704 KB) at: http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/Disk2vhd.zip