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

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File-based dynamically-allocated hard-disk on Linux

I can create a regular file on an existing file-system (say, ext4), make it into a block device (via losetup), and format it with an ext4 file-system of its own. But the above hard-disk is of a fixed ...
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vhd restore. and system restore

I have a windows 8.1 image backup in my hard drive partition and i want to copy it to an external usb drive so that i can restore from it but i can't copy it because the .vhdx file cannot be sliced. ...
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How to chain windows bootloaders in a GPT / EFI / VHD boot scenario

I will try to be as clear as possible, but realise I might need to refine the question as it can be confusing. Here is my current setup: HDD is GPT, it has 3 partition. Partition 1 is EFI ...
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Unable to create/mount a VHD file on a ExFAT drive

My computer is running Windows 8.1 Pro. I have a 64GB microSD card formatted in ExFAT plugged in it. I tried to create to create a VHD (just 8 GB dynamically expanding in size and formatted in NTFS) ...
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Vhd image of computer reduce unallocated space

I took an image in vhd-format of my entire pc (windows xp). Bith disks are in de one vhd now. Os and data. Afterwards when i try to retrieve this vhd i saw that I have a unallocated space of 300 gb. ...
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Mount a Linux VMDK on Windows 2012 R2

I would like to mount a Linux VHD (ext3) file on Windows 2012 R2. So far, I have been using PowerShell to deploy Windows VMs and mount them locally to inject the unattend.xml file. I would like to ...
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Moving a Windows 10 installation to VHDX file and boot from it

Background I have a new ASUS G752VL-DH71 laptop. I would like to make a backup of the current installation of Windows 10 in the form of a virtual hard disk file (VHDX) and I would like to be able to ...
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How can I mount a Windows 7 disk image on the same system? (signature conflict)

In another recent post on superuser.com I asked how to back up all of my files on a Windows 7 system before reboot. It was advised to create a disk image using disk2vhd. I did so but when I mount ...
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Convert .vhd to .img on windows?

I have a .vhd virtual hard disk. I need to convert it to .img disk image. How can I do it? I have Windows 7 and VirtualBox at my disposal, can those tools help?
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How should I back-up my data before a windows re-install? Omitted files when copying C drive

I wonder how to make sure I backed up all files before whiping out C and re-install Windows (factory reset). I have taken best of care to copy my documents, photos etc. to an external drive. However ...
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DiskToVhd generated VHD is not bootable

I had windows 10 laptop, I used disk2VHD to convert disk into VHD. Now I am trying to mount it to virtual box on another machine, but it seems be not booting. I used windows 10 ISO and through CMD I ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Sharing 'cluster shared volume' .VHDX hard drives between two VMs, are they supposed to not live update?

I have a .VHDX volume that's a cluster shared volume in a Server 2012 R2 failover cluster. I'm able to share the hard drive between two VMs. If I create a folder on VM2, it doesn't show in VM1 in the ...
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Easiest way to convert Ubuntu Server 11.10 physical disk to VHD

I have an old HP server running Ubuntu Server 11.10. I'd like to create a copy of the disk, in VHDX form, to use with Hyper-V. What's the easiest way of creating the VHDX file? Can anyone suggest ...
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ErrorCode: TargetDiskBlobAlreadyExists

I am creating an AzureRM VM using existing VHD, the error which I received is New-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $rgname -Location $loc -VM $vm New-AzureRmVM : Long running operation failed with ...
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Can I change the default resolution for Hyper-V basic-mode session VMs?

I have to boot fresh VHDs a couple of times a week and every time I change the resolution from the default 1024x768. For various reasons, I prefer using basic mode VMs, where I suspect Hyper-V is ...
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How do SSHDs handle VHD files larger than its cache?

My understanding of the SSHD drive is that it will store the most frequently accessed files in its SSD cache. I am curious how it would handle larger files such as a VHDX that would exceed its cache ...
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Can I create and deploy the same native Windows 10 VHD to multiple computers?

Edit: Going to load evaluation copies/Education copies that participants have licenses to. I have a Windows App Dev bootcamp coming up and instead of making the people who don't have Windows 10 on ...
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Is there any automated way to resize / shrink VHD files?

There are a lot of tutorial to shrink VHD files, which involve defragmentation a dozen more steps. Any unix / linux utility that performs easily the operation?
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Should I make a VHD or VHDX out of a Server 2008 machine?

I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2 as my hypervisor. I want to transform a physical machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 to a Hyper-V guest on the 2012 machine. Can I use the VHDX format for this?...
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Mounting VHD, but not to a drive letter

Can I mount VHD so I can access it from my app, but not as a drive letter. I need to access some files from my app (C# apps), but don't want it to be visible in Windows Explorer.
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Adding a non-Windows VHD to the Windows 8 boot menu

I have a Linux VM running as a Hyper-V guest within my Windows 8.1 box. Can I add this VM to the Windows boot menu in order to run it on the bare metal? If yes, then which property values do I need ...
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Windows 7 command script to mount VHD disk with assigned drive letter via DiskPart

I use VHD disk for storing my Dropbox files on my office PC. I need the .vhd to be loaded automatically when booted i.e. I will just have to enter decode password instead of going all the way with ...
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Have a mounted or unmounted VHD drive detect/ appear as a USB drive?

There are certain programs / apps that only use or detect USB drives to act on them / deploy stuff on them. I'd rather use a VHD drive right now for this as I don't have and wish to get the ...
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InstantGo, Hibernate, Sleep support on Windows 8.x Native Boot VHDs?

InstantGo, Hibernate, Sleep support on Windows 8.x Native Boot VHDs? www.thewindowsclub.com/instantgo-windows-8-1 I know that InstantGo only works on certified hardware such as Surface Pro 3. How ...
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Steps to Use WinToUSB app to create a Windows To Go WTG on VHD?

WinToUSB is a WTG Creator for Non-Enterprise Windows versions. http://www.easyuefi.com/wintousb/faq/en_US/How-to-use-WinToUSB.html Apparently, it does support VHDs, but I have not been able to find ...
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Why does my bootable vhdx windows 10 Enterprise installation report 5.7GB of Hardware Reserved Memory

My laptop has 8GB of memory installed and I'm running windows 10 as my primary operating system. I have also created a bootable Windows 10 Enterprise vhdx using Hyper-V so I have an isolated ...
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Can't boot vhdx in hyper-v after creation with disk2vdh

I am trying to take a machine from a physical machine to a virtual. I created a vhdx of the hard drive with the systinternals disk2vhd tool. The vhdx is on a usb hard drive. I attached the drive to ...
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Drive letter remains after unmounting ISO/VHD

My System specs Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit 4GB RAM 1TB HDD When I unmount an ISO file or a vhd file via the Eject command in the right-click menu the file (ISO, VHD) ejects, but the drive letter ...
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How to unmount a VHD via command line in Windows 10

I need to unmount a VHD with a batch script in Windows 10. The only solution I found online was directed at Windows 7 and involved Diskpart. Are there any other native Windows command line tools ...
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Boot Windows from GRUB via virtual hard disk

Building on Is there a Linux equivalent for VHD from which it can boot? Is there any way to boot Windows from GRUB such that it is running from a virtual hard disk but everything else is on bare ...
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How to convert Windows 8.1 live machine to bootable .vhd and run it in VirtualBox?

I tried converting my PC using disk2vhd several times with no success. I check all partitions including hidden system partitions and create single .vhd file from it. I did it before with Windows XP ...
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How to see what is changed in a difference image?

After restoring a backup, there is always the question of "What was broken?" I can always create a post-catastrophe backup image offline, mount it, mount a pre-catastrophe image and use a file ...
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Convert VMDK to VHD

I need to convert a VMDK to a VHD for importing into Hyper-V. It seems that the answers to the apparent duplicate here do not help me. The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter will only take the ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 8 in VirtualBox from .vhd created by disk2vhd?

I want to upgrade my Windows 8.1 machine to Windows 10, but first I need to do complete refresh of the PC. As it's hard to remember everything for backup (like settings in various programs etc) I ...
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Windows XP guest virtual machine: (vhd) Gives no display in Normal mode, Ok in safe mode

I'm trying to use my old Windows XP system on Ubuntu 15.10 Host. After having copied the hard drive to a vhd file, I'm trying to boot it: 1) in Normal mode: the windows XP login appears normally for ...
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Win 7 Pro VHD schedule

Hi I want to create a schedule for a physical PC running win 7 pro for creating system VHD for hyper -V. I have searched the google but could not find the proper solution. Pls suggest the method.
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Windows Backup VHD file format

I created a backup using the Windows "Backup and Restore" in Windows 7. The harddrive was encrypted using DiskCryptor. The windows image consists of 2 vhd files where one of them is the main ...
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Using Differencing VHD on Win 7

I was given two VHDs by a service provider, differencing disk D and parent disk P. These VHDs are meant for me to get training and proceed with development in future. The instructions were to use ...
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Setting up VHD Boot for Windows 8.1 32-bit OS on 64-bit UEFI

I have a Surface Pro 3 that natively runs Windows 8.1 64-bit. By extension, the UEFI on the device has a 64-bit boot loader. I am attempting to setup the device to allow a VHD boot into a Windows 8.1 ...
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Windows 7 backup - multiple VHD system images on a dedicated disk

I use a 4 TB dedicated disk to save my daily VHD system images via Windows 7 Backup. However only one VHD image is being saved despite setting 100% for System Restore on that disk. Creating a new VHD ...
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Azure VM Replication and Failover

Here's the scenario: I have an application that requires the existence of an Azure VM where all components of that application are contained in that one VM. (I know.) Naturally that VM exists in a ...
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restoring a vhd file [closed]

I have a full hard drive backup stored in a vhd file (windows 7 + all my data) on my external hard drive . I just replaced my 750gb hdd with a 2tb hdd due to a hard drive crash. Is there a live cd or ...
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BitLocker protected VHD volume corrupted

Due to all the security hype about TrueCrypt I decided to try out VHD + BitLocker to create encrypted containers. This test went OK for a few days. I used this drive just yesterday with no issues. ...
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Misleading “Couldn't mount file” message after successful mounting of removable Virtual Hard Disk that is part of Storage pool

I use two-way mirror feature of Windows 8 to regularly and transparently backup my important disks on USB drive. Size of my USB drive is much higher than size of disk to backup, so allocating whole ...
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Can I transfer a Windows installation from one disk to another by simple file copy?

I have a virtual hard drive (.vhd file) with a Windows 8.1 installation, and a physical hard drive with data. Can I transfer the 8.1 installation from one drive to the other without re-formatting ...
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Trying to auto-mount a VHD from microSD results in Error 0x80004005

I was following the instructions from this question down to the last detail, however on my Surface Pro 3, all I get when looking at Task Scheduling is an unknown error everytime I boot up my Tablet. ...
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Syncing virtual machines - dynamically allocated or fixed allocation VHD?

When you run a virtual machine that you want to periodically sync, is it generally faster to use a dynamically allocated VHD or a fixed allocation VHD? I'm sure this depends on a lot of factors, ...
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On Macbook Pro, Can I dual OS X, with a windows 7 VHD, with option to open Win7 VHD with as VM once inside OS X?

So Im a Network tech, working mostly in a windows environment. We do some work with OS X/IOS devices, plus all the interconnectability between IOS and OS X devices convinced me to pickup a new MacBook ...
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Does Windows 7 Bitlocker support VHD drives

I'm trying to decide whether to upgrade my Windows 7 installation to either a better version of Windows 7, or to Windows 8. The decision rests on support for a specific feature. I'm aware that ...
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How do I attach VHD file to Oracle Virtualbox?

Thanks to Update on Azure Storage Service Interruption | Microsoft Azure Blog, my VM's Windows is failed to start and Microsoft suggested me downloading System's .VHD locally for troubleshooting (VM's ...