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Currently it is possible to boot into a VHD by configuring the boot manager of Windows 7 once it has been installed. Is it possible to use only the boot loader from the install disk to boot into a VHD.

What I am trying to avoid is having two copies of Windows. One that I log into once and configure, and one that I use day-to-day. I would like to have only one copy of Windows, that being my VHD. Any thoughts?

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I am not aware of any way to just install the Windows 7 boot loader without the full OS being installed. There is also at this point no boot loaders that support VHD booting apart from the Windows 7 boot loader. The question has also been addressed here and the one of the reasons for allowing this is explained here.

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Ah well. I was hoping, thanks. – McAravey Aug 24 '09 at 18:38

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