By Cherry / Last Updated September 27, 2019

The benefits of P2V Windows 10

Now, more and more users would like to convert a physical machine to virtual machine. Why? Lets see the benefits of P2V Windows 10/8/7.

1. Prevent viruses, malware, spyware

Have you ever attacked by viruses, malware or spyware? We have data showing that lots of people were attacked by virus, malware, spyware. For example, in 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack affected more than 200000 organizations in 150 countries, that made a huge loss. To prevent viruses, malware, spyware, lots of people choose to install some software like anti-virus. But here, I will tell you that to use a virtual machine to browse the Internet instead of your regular Windows PC would be a great way to save yourself from viruses, malware, and spyware. It’s not just me, but well-accepted by many users.

2. Keep physical Windows safe

Virtual machine is a software running on your Windows PC, acting as a fake computer. You can use the virtual machine as your physical machine. You can run your Windows operating system on Virtual machine, and anything you do in the virtual machine will no affect your host operating system. That means even if you attacked by viruses on your virtual machine, your physical Windows would be safe.

3. Virtual machine can be reset simply

Another benefit of virtual machine is you can reset it. If there is anything wrong, you can reset the virtual machine to the default state when you first installed it and start over simply.

4. Increase users privacy

In a virtual machine, you can simply erase anything you’ve done, and that would be a good want to increase your privacy.

For those benefits of P2V, many computer users would like to convert physical machine to virtual.

P2V migration tool - easily complete P2V Windows 10

Actually, there are many software like VMWare, Parallels, VirtualBox, etc. No matter which tool you use, you can use the great P2V migration tool AOMEI Backupper to migrate your Windows PC to virtual machine.

AOMEI Backupper is a great data migration tool for Windows 10/8/7. It has many useful functions such as system backup and restore, which can help you restore your computer to earlier state when you need. For P2V Windows 10, you can use its Universal Restore function, which allows you to migrate Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP from physical to virtual with simple steps.

P2V windows 10 with AOMEI Backupper

Before you converting physical to virtual (P2V) in Windows 10, you need do:

1. Install a virtual machine.

2. Install AOMEI Backupper on your physical machine and launch it.

3. Using AOMEI Backupper to create Windows 10 system backup image on your physical machine.

4. Using AOMEI Backupper to create a bootable USB drive and boot your virtual machine from it.

After the virtual machine starts up, AOMEI Bakupper will pop up automatically, and you can see its main interface. Then, you can do the following steps to migrate Windows 10 from physical to virtual.

Step 1. Click Restore -> Select Image File. Find the Windows 10 backup image you created before.

Select Image

Step 2. Choose the backup image and click Next.

Select Image File

Step 3. Select the items from images file to restore. Here we will restore the system backup to other location. Click Next.

Restore To Other Location

Step 4. Select the destination to restore system image on.

Select Destination

Step 5. Confirm the information and click Start Restore to execute the progress.

Universal Restore


The option Universal Restore would be checked automatically if you are performing an universal restore.

If you are restoring system backup image to an SSD, you’d better check the option SSD Alignment. It would optimize the performance of your SSD.


AOMEI Backupper Professional is such a great P2V migration tool that makes P2V Windows 10 so easy. Actually, AOMEI Backupper Professional only supports Windows PC. If you are Windows Server users, you need to try AOMEI Backupper Server. Or if you want to protect unlimited computer with your company, the AOMEI Backupper Workstation or AOMEI Backupper Technician would be a better choice. You can compare the different editions to choose the most right edition.