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VMWare vCenter Converter “Unable to obtain hardware information for the selected machine.”

When converting a machine from VMWare Workstation to another virtualisation platform you may come up against a “Unable to obtain hardware information for the selected machine.” warning and red cross after selecting the VM you wish to convert.

This is easily resolved, simply right click the VMWare VCenter Converter icon/start menu item and select run as administrator.

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4 responses to “VMWare vCenter Converter “Unable to obtain hardware information for the selected machine.”

  1. Jim Homer May 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Benefited from your post, thank you!

  2. Norbert October 10, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    So funny. I just converted 30 minutes before without this error. Then next conversion (Converter was still not closed) of the same machine: Unable to obtain Hardware Information for selected machine. Started as Administrator -> works.
    Cheers Norbert – thanks for the hint!

  3. Bogdan November 7, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I dont understand why but IT WORKS! 🙂
    Thanks man!

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