You are not able to migrate your Windows 8 or Windows 7 PC into a Virtual Machine using Parallels Transporter. Migration fails on detecting the Operating System type.
Parallels Desktop currently does not support migrating computers with GPT partitions and EFI/UEFI.
To determine whether your PC is using BIOS or EFI/UEFI please follow the steps below:
- Start your PC
Go to Start ► Computer
Navigate to C:\Windows\Panther\setupact.log
- Open setupact.log
search for this string:
Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect: Detected boot environment:
It should tell us the boot environment: BIOS or UEFI:
Code:Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect: Detected boot environment: BIOS Code:Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect: Detected boot environment: UEFI
In Windows 8, Windows 8.1 if the Setupact.log file missing in the Panther folder, we can check the Boot Environment using the following steps :
Look for the BIOS Mode entry.
- If the entry is present as Legacy then its BIOS, otherwise the respective Boot Environment will be listed.