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Upgrading windows 8 to 8.1 on vhd

Here is my situation: Wanted to try windows 8.1 out so I wanted to use a vhd. The first problem I had was that running the windows installer specific to windows 8.1 refuses to install it to a vhd, but ...
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VHD doesn't always boot

I have a vhd with Windows 8 installed on it and it appears that the only way for it to boot from the vhd is to at a minimum boot into the windows 7 login screen and shut down completley from there, ...
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Can I use the same VHD file to switch back and forth between boot to VHD and a Hyper-V virtual machine?

I'd like to physically install Windows 8.1 Pro and convert my existing physical Windows 7 machine to a VHD as I'd like the convenience of using a Hyper-V virtual machine to access it without having to ...
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Dual Boot SteamOS from VHD [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8.1 machine. I made a SteamOS Virtual Machine on HyperV, using the Ye Old SteamOS ISO I know it's possible to dual boot from VHD, however Windows bootloader does not support non ...
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VHD does not appear in partition list when installing Win2008

I am trying, without success, to create a bootable Win 2008 R2 VHD on my Win7 Ultimate box. I can create the VHD, in Drive Manager I can see the VHD, but when I run the 2008 R2 Setup, it never shows ...
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In a boot to VHD setup, is it possible to get the filename of the VHD?

I have a physical computer that I have two BCD entries for VHDs to boot from. I am looking for a way to programmatically get the name of the current VHD that has been booted to. I see possible ...
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How to upgrade Win 8 to Win 8.1 on a VHD?

I currently have Windows 8 installed on a VHD. When I boot into it and try to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the store, it downloads and then fails during the installation telling me that "You can't ...
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Is there a Linux equivalent for VHD from which it can boot?

I have searched for this quite a lot, yet all I could find was VLite. By the way, I'm talking about an equivalent for Windows native VHD boot and not virtualization.
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Is it possible to copy a bootable VHD between computers?

I have a bootable VHD that I use on my laptop. I recently bought a desktop and would like to use the VHD on the desktop now rather than on the laptop. I copied the VHD to my desktop's hard drive and ...
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Can native vhd booted Windows see the host filesystem on which the VHD resides?

When using Native VHD boot, can Windows users see/read/write the host's file system on which the VHD resides?
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windows 8 installs fails to start

I've been trying to follow Scott Hanselman's post on installing the Win8 RP on a vhd, using the win8 .iso on a dvd, but the install wont start. I get a black screen with the Windows text for a ...
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Windows 7 Install command prompt can't access the C drive

I'm trying to create a new Windows 7 Professional VHD which I can dual boot to, following Scott Hanselman's guide to creating a bootable VHD. When I get to the command prompt in the Windows 7 ...
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Convert Windows.old into a virtual pc

I have rebuilt my Windows 7 ultimate operating system. I performed the rebuild over the top of its self so it automatically moved my old operating system to a Windows.old directory. I would like to ...
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Planning VHD-based laptop install

I am about to take delivery of a new laptop with a 750GB HDD. I will be using Win7 as the base OS (as a "real" installation, direct to the tin). The base install will probably have Visual Studio ...
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Can't boot to a vhd exported from hyper-v

I have a virtual machine running Windows 2008 R2 x64 as guest, and Hyper-V R2 x64 as host. I have cloned the vhd file of the virtual machine, and now, I want to boot from it directly on my laptop ...
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How should I get my bootloader working for my Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Windows 8 on VHD?

I have a dual-boot system - 2 partitions - 1 Windows 7 and 1 Ubuntu 11.04 - using the Windows 7 boot-loader, with the Ubuntu boot option added via EasyBCD. I also installed the Windows 8 preview on a ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on a virtual disk when starting the setup by booting the installation disc?

I have been reading up on the native virtual hard disk support in Windows 7. The problem is installing Windows 7 on the virtual hard disk. Whenever I boot from the installation disc, follow the usual ...
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Does SSD TRIM work with a 'Boot from VHD' scenario?

I have recently purchased an Intel X-25 G2 SSD (160GB) as an extra drive for my laptop. I created a fixed size disk virtual disk (40GB) and have installed Windows Server 2008 R2 onto this VHD. I now ...
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is there any way to enable hibernation in a Windows 7 boot-to-vhd scenario?

I use win7 boot-to-vhd on my laptop. Even though my laptop will go into sleep mode when I'm not using it, sometimes if I don't pull out the laptop for a day or two, the battery will drain anyways and ...