I apologise for butting in, but I agree with Gostev. Do a bare metal restore to a VM. When I did the first test I was amazed at how easy and fast the process was.
We were using Backup Exec 2010 SP3 to backup our Veeam B&R physical server [Win2008R2 on HP DL380 G5] to LTO5 tape. We are using Veeam Endpoint Protection to backup a few Win7 workstations to a NAS. Installed VEP on the B&R server and performed daily backups for a week. Note: Only C: & D: volumes included in the backup since E: volume contains the Veeam B&R Repository and the VMs on that are now backed up to tape with Veeam, besides not having enough storage on the NAS.
For the test restore, created a VM with two virtual disks marginally larger than the physical drives. Only had to add a virtual NIC connected to the LAN. Powered up the VM with VEP bootup ISO, selected bare metal recovery, linked to the backup files on the NAS and then started the recovery process. When that had finished, didn't reboot immediately, but connected the virtual NIC to an isolated network since the original physical server still connected to the LAN. When new VM was started, logged on and in the Device Manager watched old HP devices disappear. Rebooted and then installed VMTools and then VMXNET3 NIC. All the HP Utilities and Applications were still installed, but not functional. Took half an hour to uninstall these which was about the same as restoring the VEP backup. Didn't have to remove the HP utilities, but now they weren't needed on the VM.
All in all I was very surprised at how easy the conversion process was. It's been a few years now since I've had to use the VMware Converter, but using the bare metal restore seemed to be as good or better.