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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I convert a VDI HDD to a VHD file?

Is there a tool or a way to convert a VDI HDD to a VHD?
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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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Virtualbox, merging snapshots and base disk

I have a virtual machine with about 30 snapshots in branches. The current development path is 22 snapshots plus the base disk. The amount of files is seemingly having an impact now on IO and the dev ...
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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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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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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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Mount VHD at Boot in Windows Server 2008 R2

I need a way to attach a VHD at boot in Windows Server 2008 R2. I tried to accomplish this task by creating a diskpart script that attached the vdisk at boot, which would work if it were not for the ...
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Why is the option to Initialize Disk greyed out after I have attached a VHD?

I have attached a VHD inside windows 7 and gone into disk managementt. When I right click on the drive which currently states it being as deallocated, the option to initialize the disk is greyed out. ...
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Mount VHD In Ubuntu

How would one go about mount a VHD created a something like Disc2VHD in ubuntu , try the usual mount commands but cant seem to get it going
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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 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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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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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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Getting Windows 8 System Image Recovery to recognize my backup

I have a bad feeling about Windows 8 backup already. I sure hope I'm just being plain dumb and somebody can enlighten me. Short story: Windows 8 System Image Recovery does not find my system image. I ...
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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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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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Copying a VHD to a physical disk

I've seen a lot of guides on how to do physical -> VHD, but is there any way to easily move a VHD image to a physical disk easily? Or should I just attach the disk and go to town with GNU DD?
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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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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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Boot to VHDX Windows 8 with SSD Trim

I recently downloaded the Windows 8.1 preview iso and decided to install it to a VHDX and boot directly from that. This VHDX is stored on one of my platter based HDDs [D: drive], and worked perfectly. ...
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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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Server 2008 R2 blu-ray driver problem?

I'm attempting to make my win 7 laptop dual boot to a vhd where I will install server 2008 r2. Creating the vhd, booting to it, with a bootable usb drive w/ the server 2008 r2 sp1 iso, no problem. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...