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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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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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605 views

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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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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446 views

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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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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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 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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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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494 views

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 ...
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Can't use VHD in a particular machine

(All the machines referred below have Windows 7 Professional.) I have a virtual machine targetted for Virtual PC. I'm able to use that disk in two different machines (32 bit and 64 bit, ...
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2answers
280 views

Is possible to share programs between Windows 8 on a VHD and Windows 7 on a physical disk?

I have a lot of programs installed on Windows 7 that I need on my Windows 8 (runs on a VHD). Do I need to duplicate all these installations or is there some tool that can update the Windows 8 system ...
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How can I test a restore from a Windows 7 backup?

I've set up backups for my PC using Windows 7's built in scheduled backup feature that backs up to a NAS I purchased. All seems to be going well but I can't sleep well until I'm sure my backups will ...
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152 views

Can disk space be in negative? VHD

I have setup many VHD boot on my Windows 7 machine. Each of the VHD is 60GB Expandable (current size ~20GB), When I boot into the VHD, the file on the disk expands and shows up the size of VHD to be ...
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Shrink MS virtual pc VHD file in place

I need to shrink a VHD in place because almost all my system's free disk space is trapped in the unused part of the VHD. I can't use any of these methods because they all involve creating a new VHD ...
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Can't attach VHD

I think I may be experiencing that horrible moment when the backup fails. Somewhere hiding on this VHD is an SQL database I need to extract. This is from a Windows backup, not a virtual machine. I'm ...
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Windows 7 Recovery Media to HDD without re-partition and Extraction

I want to Restore Windows 7 to HDD without re-partitioning the Hard-Drive. I have a HP Dv6 6115tx laptop. I have upgraded it to 8GB ram and Windows 7 Ultimate (anytime-upgrade). When I restore my ...
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2answers
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An initialization failure occurred while attempting to boot from a VHD

I am creating system image of my windows from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and Restore This is creating VHD. That's ok, but I noticed that the VHD created is of dynamic type. I want ...
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1answer
237 views

“next” button disabled on Windows 7 installation

I am trying to install Windows in my virtual hard disk. I have created a VHD, attached it. But when I install Windows 7 on that disk it is giving me the following error: The "next" button is ...
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How do I install Windows on a virtual hard disk (VHD) from within a running Windows system?

If you just try to attach a VHD and then install Windows to a partition inside it, it will tell you that it's a "surfaced virtual disk" and that Windows cannot be installed to that partition. But ...
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Cannot boot after vhd hard drive is resized in VirtualBox

In Windows 7, I set up another Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox. It worked great. Then, I needed to increase the vhd HD size. So, I used VBoxManage utility to do that with the following comment: VBoxManage ...
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1answer
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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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431 views

Is it possible to boot Windows 8 installed to VHD from Windows 7 boot manager?

does anybody have success with booting Windows 8 Dev Preview that is installed to VHD from Windows 7 boot manager? I have no success with that. However, I have success with booting yet another ...
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1answer
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Creating files in NTFS root folder

Introduction: I'm attempting (and in part succeding) in replacing a number of folders with mounted VHDs in Windows Server 2008 R2, in an attempt to emulate UNIX' bahaviour with bind- or loop-mounts. ...
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Using Virtual Hard Disk on Windows7 - The chain of hard disks is broken

When I tried to attach a .vhd that size is bigger than 5gb, it says The chain of virtual hard disks is broken. The system cannot locate the parent virtual hard disk for the differencing disk. I found ...
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Restore VHD image in a specific partition

I'm having a similar issue described in this post. I have a Windows 7 VHD image and want to restore it, but I cannot let Windows Restore format the whole HD and destroy other partitions. I don't want ...
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1answer
154 views

Copying Windows 7 host to VHD

I've installed Windows 7 Ultimate and it is set to take up the entire drive, I'm also planning on storing the VHD files on this drive. Is there a way I can convert the host Windows 7 to a VHD file ...
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1answer
308 views

Can Windows boot manager remember the last booted OS as default?

Recently, I setup my Win7 notebook vhd dual-boot. (Copied old Win7 32bit into a vhd disk, repartition and installed new 64bit Win7 into another vhd as new primary system.) How can I configure bcd to ...
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1answer
626 views

Boot to VHD from another workstation machine

I have a windows server 2008 R2 machine which has some VHD files. I have a laptop using win 7. Can I configure my laptop to boot to a virtual on the windows server 2008 R2 server? These machines ...
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How to make a Windows 7 Bootable VHD?

Is there an easy way to understand how to make a Windows 7 Bootable .VHD? The ones I've found are a little over me.
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1answer
262 views

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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2answers
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Can I install Windows 7 64-bit in a VM on a Windows 7 64-bit host?

I'm running a Windows 7 64-bit host, with Microsoft Virtual PC 64-bit installed. With this setup, can I install Windows 7 64-bit in a virtual machine (VHD file) as a client OS?
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Which versions of Windows 7 include Drive Manager?

In an answer to a question I asked about mounting Virtual PC images, Philippe suggested using “drive manager” in Windows 7 to mount a .VHD file. ...
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Make backup image (.tib/.vhd) as my main operating system?

My old hard drive is dying so I want to move my Windows 7 operating system to another hard drive. They say cloning using Acronis would do the trick, but for some reason it refuses to work. I also ...
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1answer
562 views

Boot to VHD backup plan

I have a machine that I just reinstalled Windows and all of my applications onto... what a chore that is. I want to totally and completely avoid this from now on by creating an image. My first ...
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1answer
954 views

Take snapshot when doing Windows 7 boot to .vhd

Here is what I would like to be able to do: I would like to run from a .vhd. I would like to take snapshots of that .vhd. I would like to be able to revert back to any of the saved .vhd snapshots. ...
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634 views

Using a boot to vhd file as a virtual machine

I have two boot to vhd files, one for win2k8 and one for win7 ultimate. If I boot into the win2k8, can I start the win7 vhd as a virtual machine using the windows server 2008 hyper-v tools?
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Hide non VHD partitions

I have two partition on my HDD: C and D. On D: I have a vhd image (with windows 7 ultimate) that I use to boot from. When I'm running the OS from VHD I can still access my physical parititons. Is it ...
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Dual boot between Windows 7 in VHD and Ubuntu

Is it possible to dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows 7.vhd? If anyone knows please tell me how?
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Windows 7 Backup Image - Mount to Virtual PC?

I took a backup of my PC a while ago, and forgot what was on the backup. I noticed it created a VHD file, but I was wondering if that was safe to run in Virtual PC without corrupting the image to ...
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Boot from VHD with windows7 - bcdedit trouble

I'm running Windows7 Enterprise, x64 version. I've created a windows7 vhd file with help of the following blog post hanselman blog After that, I've added it to my boot menu with help of another blog ...
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1answer
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Make vhdresizer work on XP Mode VHD files

I'm trying to shrink a Windows 7 XP Mode VHD file with VhdResizer with little success. When I select my VHD file, it says "VhdExpand only supports fixed and dynamic VHD files". My XP Mode VHDs are ...
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191 views

VHD portability

I can't find confirmation on this but do VHDs work on disparate hardware (all hardware supporting Virtualization Technologies where possible).
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Installed Windows 7 boot to VHD, now need to install (dual boot) Fedora

I'm usually on StackOverflow, but had a question about dual booting. I have been happily using Windows 7 booting to VHD ever since the RC. Now I am taking a class where the instructor wants us to ...
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Use bootable vhd with Virtualbox

I want to create a bootable Windows 7 vhd using the steps mentioned at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=80ede31d-3509-407b-a896-0beea8705589&displaylang=en However, I ...
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unable to proceed with dual-boot VHD because windows could not update the computer boot configuration

I've done this before, and everything "just worked" but for some reason setting up a VHD dual boot with Windows 7 this time is stalling. I create the VHD, no problem I Install the image form ...
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1answer
105 views

windows 7 rtm vhd file

How can I install Windows 7 rtm vhd files in an existing windows xp machine?
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Windows 7 Boot to VHD using a VHD clone of the system drive

This seems like a not too difficult problem, and, after several hurdles, I'm maddeningly close. But I can't quite get there. I'm running Windows 7 in development shop. I want to start using VS2010 to ...