hey everyone.

I think I'm getting ready to embark on my first virtualization. I had a laptop running windows 7 (upgraded from windows vista) and it died.

So I put the hard drive in an enclosure and connected it to my new laptop running windows 10.

I've heard that if i were to virtualize the windows 7 hard drive using windows 10, then I can run the windows 7 hard and its application as if running windows 7 itself.

Is that right?

Anyway my other question was that let's say i do virtualize the windows 7 hard drive and save it to my windows 10 hard drive. What happens to the windows 7 hard drive itself?

Can I move the virtualized windows 7 hard drive content back to the windows 7 hard drive once it's been virtualized?

I think there has to be a way to do that otherwise, I have two copies of the windows 7 hard drive contents.

I need some help in understanding this. Thanks for any tips.