I am not able to migrate 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
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 :
Press Win + R > type
msinfo32and press Enter
Look for the BIOS Mode entry
- If the entry is present as Legacy then its BIOS, otherwise the respective Boot Environment will be listed