I am not able to migrate my Windows 8 or Windows 7 PC into a virtual machine using Parallels® Transporter™. Migration fails on detecting the operating system type.
Parallels Desktop supports migrating computers with GPT partitions and EFI/UEFI starting from version 10. Parallels Desktop 9 and earlier do 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 you whther the boot environment is BIOS or UEFI:
Code:Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect: Detected boot environment: BIOS Code:Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect: Detected boot environment: UEFI
In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, if the
setupact.log file is missing in the Panther folder, you can check the Boot Environment using the following steps:
Press Win + R > type
msinfo32and press Enter.
Look for the BIOS Mode entry.
- If the value listed is Legacy, then the Boot Environment is BIOS, otherwise the respective Boot Environment will be listed