VHD is a file format which represents a "Virtual Hard Disk" drive.

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Formatting HDD containing VHD

I want to format my hard drive however I lack a second or sufficient external storage to backup my important files. Is it possible to create a VHD and then format the physical hard drive without ...
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Create a VHD File From Folders?

I have 100 GB of data that contain a lot of folders and files. Is there a way to create a VHD file from these folders and files?
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Format of Dynamic VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V

I created Dynamic VHDs using windows-7, windows server 2012 and Hyper-V. The VHD created in windows 7's Block starts right after the BAT but the VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V has a ...
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How to convert a VHDX file to VHD?

I made an image with disk2vhd and unfortunately I chose VHDX instead of VHD. I didn't see any information about what to choose. Anyway, now that file is all I have, the original PC is trashed. So I ...
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VHD Detaching when copying files

I have a dynamic GPT VHD mounted on my win 8.1 box. The format is exFAT. I'm trying to copy over about 300GB of data, which consists of about 1.2 million tiny files. Problem is that I can't get the ...
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Mounting a dynamic VHD on windows 8.1?

Not even sure this is possible- I want to create a dynamic VHD, and then mount it on my win 8.1 machine to copy files onto it. The goal would then be to upload that vhd to the cloud to mount in an ...
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How to re-shrink a bloated vhdx

I created a Virtual Hard Disk which expanded in filesize as I stored more stuff. But it doesn't reduce back in size as I delete stuff from it. As you can see It only has 10G worth of content on the ...
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Windows 7 system image: Previous increment not visible in Explorer

I tried out the backup tool built into Windows 7 Pro x64. In the help text, it says: "If you're saving your system images on an internal or external drive, or on CDs or DVDs, you can keep several ...
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Virtual box split virtual disk to multiple files larger than 2gb?

I am using virtual box with several large virtual disks of 3TB each. How can i split it to files of 200gb each and still use it as one virtual harddrive? The thing is that i am trying to setup backup ...
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How to make a 3TB virtual drive for virtualbox?

I need to make a large virtual drive for virtual box at 3TB, however, the max size in virtual box appears to be 2TB. How can i make a 3TB virtual disk/drive? thanks.
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Can I resize the VHDX of the running host Windows 8.1 of my system?

I can install Windows 8.1 on a VHDX as primary system, for instance by following the steps at Installing a Fresh Windows OS to a New Bootable VHD with no Host OS for Boot to VHD. That way, you are ...
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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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Booting From VHD Windows 7 Stop Error 0x0000007B

I have created a a boot entry with EasyBCD 2.2, and I used a VHD that is on my C: partition. The VHD is Windows 7 Pro x86. Then I went to the edit boot menu to check that it was showing, and I hit ...
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Restore Windows 7 backup image to a VM

I've recently migrated a machine to Windows 8.1. Before I did so I created a system backup of my old Windows 7 configuration. My question is, can I restore this to a hyper-v VM in Windows 8? Having ...
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How to get the total allocated size of the files inside a folder on Windows

I have a SMB share in which I keep a bunch of dynamic VHD and QCOW2 images used as volumes for virtual machines. This share is supposed to be used by Hyper-V as well as KVM nodes. I'd like to know ...
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VirtualBox - VHD not accessible, not attached to VM, says image cannot be deleted.

I've have read & read trying to find a solution to this: I may have deleted the VHD file directly from the file location & not released it from the virtual media manager. I was able to ...
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VirtualBox FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted. after resize

After resizing VHD file with VBoxManage modifyhd "c:\VMs\WinXP.vhd" --resize 50000 and successful operation I cannot boot from this VHD: FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted. Previous ...
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Determine windows server version and service pack from filesystem using a Mac

I have a vhd disk image of a Windows Server which I have managed to mount on my mac using Parallels. The mounted vhd file contains the c: drive of the windows server. I'm fairly sure that it was ...
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BSOD on VHD on new SSD after a friend played some 'custom' MineCraft… Malicious rootkit virus? MBR corrupt

SPEC: Dell XPS 420 with (almost brand) new Vertex OCZ SSD. Hardware tests seem ok. Hi guys, like a couple of folks have mentioned, I'm having BSOD issue (0x0000007b - 'no boot device') all of a ...
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How do I mount vhd disk to Ubuntu (Hyper-V)?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC. It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk VHD1. I add another VHD2 disk as SCSI. Now I want to mount this ...
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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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Which disk image support siplit into files, VDI, VMDK, or VHD?

Different from this quesiton, What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD? Does only vmdk format support 'splitting the storage file into files'? What about other formats? ...
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Hyper-V, how to share a disk?

I am configuring a new HyperV server (2012) with a few virtual machines to run a particular software. I need to save a "huge" folder on a shared disk; so I thought of three possibilities: share a ...
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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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Hide partition with VHD file during specialize or OOBE pass

I am creating a system based on VHD. The partition is like this: +----------+-----------+ | VHD file | User Data | +----------+-----------+   | +------------+ | SYSTEM | +------------+ The ...
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Is it possible to boot a Windows VHD using GRUB on a physical machine?

Is it possible to boot Windows from a VHD file which is stored on a Linux partition? I don't want to run Windows under VirtualBox. Linux is the only OS on the hard drive, and Windows should only ...
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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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Dismount a VHDx file mounted in a folder?

On a usb drive, I have a VHDx file (which is bitlocked). I want to create two scripts to quickly mount and dismount the VHDx file on Windows 8 system. I want to mount the drive in a subfolder on my ...
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What PowerShell command would you use to create a Hyper-V virtual machine?

‍23. What PowerShell command would you use to create a Hyper-V virtual machine? New-VM -Name "VM Name" -MemoryStartupBytes <memory> -NewVHDSizeBytes <disk size> New-VM -Name "VM Name" ...
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How to mount vhd in Windows Vista?

How do you mount a .vhd file in Windows Vista? In Windows 7 you use disk management but there is no option available for Windows Vista.
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One VHD attached to multiple computers

Is it possible to have one VHD and have multiple computers attach it? I get the error "Cannot attach vhd because another process is using it".
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bcdedit mistake while trying to set up boot to vhd in windows 7. any way to fix this?

so yeah i made a mistake in bcdedit when attempting to set up boot to vhd (which i have done 50 times on this box for temporary SP dev env). This time around after I did my routine and ...
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How can I see which edition of windows 8 is installed on a hdd image without starting it?

I have a .vhdx image of a installed Windows 8 and I need to know which edition is installed on that image. Because I encounter the same issue described in this question: Getting Windows 8 System ...
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Use vhdx backup file as Virtual Machine in Hyper-V

I have a Windows 8 machine which I backed-up using the Control Panel -> Windows 7 File Recovery -> Create System Image. This produces a folder with a lot of .xml and a 2 .vhdx files. Is it possible to ...
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Multiple VM's one VHD

Is there a way to mount one VHD (or other disk image alike) between multiple Virtual Machines. I don't mean OS Image, just like a shared disk drive. I know I can have a file-server smb like share. ...
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Resize VHD for use in VPC [duplicate]

Created a VHD from a machine using disk2vhd. File created is 61GB, partition on the VHD is set to 149GB. Virtual PC won't let me use the VHD (as the partition is too large, has to be below 127GB). ...
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How do I use this IE10 Virtual Machine?

I downloaded this IE10 virtual machine for windows 7 and I have managed to mount the VHD, but how do I actually get it to start? Do I need to also install virtual PC or some other software or ...
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Encrypt a virtual hard disk on Windows 7 Home Premium?

I have a virtual hard disk file (*.VHD) and as Windows 7 Home Premium user, I don't have BitLocker to encrypt this hard disk. So is there any alternative way for me to do so?
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normal OS boot and virtual boot in windows as vhd

Is it possible to install e.g. ubuntu on a vhd in virtualbox and boot it normally at the pc start or start it as a virtual machine in Windows 8 or Win7?
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where do VHD file get there space from?

I have just created a VHD on windows server 2012 fixed space of 1GB but I am really confused to how it gets the space? Where does the 1GB come from? If I were to move the VHD to another virtual ...
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What is the difference between VHD and virtual disk?

I am studying for mcsa and have got myself so confused. What is the difference if any?
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Location of an extended partiton in a physical disk?

I am trying to copy a physical disk to a VHD file. It works fine when OS is on primary partition but when I try to copy OS which is on extended partition the VHD wont boot. The scenario is Boot files ...
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Is it possible to mount Windows Azure VHD disk to my local machine

I have a storage account on windows azure and I need to use one of my cloud VHD disk on my local machine. I know that it is possible to download whole image but I have no need of this. I am planing to ...
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How to repair Windows 7 boot loader on UEFI system? [duplicate]

On a Windows 7 Home Premium PC, I tried creating a Windows 8 VHD and booting to it. I created a VHD as my E: drive, installed Win8 into it with imagex, and then ran bcdboot E:\Windows. I've done ...
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Hyper-V featuers missing, moving from virtual pc

I use an instance of xp in virtual pc for some development tasks (old vb6 stuff etc). Now I'm in win 8 and setup hyper-v for this, and booted up my old vhd's in it. I've noticed right off that ...
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Mount a VHD (VirtualBox) in OSX

How can I mount a VHD (created in VirtualBox) of a Ubuntu Server install on my Max OSX (Mountain Lion) and allow it to be found in Finder (so I can select a folder and view it's contents). If it ...
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Impossible to read a VHD file

I've been given a job: open a XXXX.vhd file and extract datas from an SQL folder. The problem is that I've tried this: install "WMWare" then open it. "File unknown" as a result. install "Oracle VM ...
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Is Microsoft's HyperV VHD file just the image of the hard disk?

I would like to know if the Microsoft HyperV VHD file is just an image of the hard disk. I have a VHD file, and I'm wondering if it contains the entire image of the VM environment. In other words, if ...
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Adding Windows 7 VHD back to multiboot in Windows 8

I have currently installed Windows 8 Pro with WMC on my laptop. This laptop came with Windows 7, here were some stock apps installed by HP that I want to run now, unfortunately, HP has not yet ...