I initially wanted to copy locally an EC2 windows server instance and bring in to Hyper-V but have decided VMware workstation might be easier. None-the-less each method I try results in the exact same issue with a failure on storport.sys and bluescreening; in safemode it fails on ClassPNP. I have followed these VM conversion directions with no luck (I do not know how to proceed with step 5, but either way the VM still bluescreens). How can I copy this instance locally to be run as a VM.
Here's the specifics: Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit VMware vCenter Converter 5.01
Local machine: VMware Workstation 8.05 Windows 8 64bit